Digital X-Rays at Goldstein Dental Group in Novi, Michigan
When you are preparing for digital x-rays here at Goldstein Dental Group, we want you to feel at ease about the procedure. Our use of digital x-rays has two benefits to you:
- Digital x-rays are fast, reducing the amount of time it takes to complete this necessary technique
- You will not experience discomfort when digital x-rays are used to get a visual impression of your teeth, gums and facial structure
Given the use of radiation when using x-rays, you may be concerned about the safety of digital x-rays. Please note that digital x-rays emit up to 90 percent less radiation compared to traditional x-rays. X-rays are an important tool in our dental practice as they allow us to determine the current status of your oral health. This gives us a baseline from which to measure changes following dental procedures or care. Just a few of the many reasons why we use digital x-rays include:
- Detection of new cavities
- Checking your gums for inflammation
- Looking for early signs of gum disease
- Determining if you are a candidate for braces
If you are a new patient at our office you may be able to request copies of your dental x-rays from your previous dentist. Speak with our office receptionist or dental assistant to find out more information.
What to Expect
When you come to Goldstein Dental Group to have digital x-rays taken, we will take every precaution possible to reduce the already very low levels of exposure to radiation. This may include using a leaded apron and/or a leaded thyroid collar to minimize exposure to your thyroid, chest and abdomen, in accordance with the As Low As Reasonable Achievable (ALARA) principle recommended by the American Dental Association. Digital x-rays are safely utilized for most patients including children, pregnant women and women of childbearing age.
If you have any questions or concerns about the use of digital x-rays prior to your next dental visit, please contact the office of the Goldstein Dental Group. We are a full-service dental office providing convenient and safe care to patients in the Dearborn and Novi areas of Michigan. Whether you are an existing patient with our office, or considering our services for your dental health, we are here to answer your inquiries.