Current, up-to-date x-rays are a vital part of our diagnosis and treatment process. X-rays allow our Glenview dentists to detect potential dental problems early and treat them while they are still small and treatable through conservative dentistry. Our patients' health and safety is our top priority at all times. We recommend specific frequencies of x-rays for each individual patient depending on their risk of developing dental disease.
Digital X-Ray Process
Our office uses digital x-rays, which transmit up to 90% lower levels of radiation than traditional x-rays. We also use lead aprons and thyroid collars for our patients' safety. We follow the ALARA principles (As Low as Reasonably Achievable) when recommending new x-rays for patients.
Benefits of Digital X-Rays
Digital x-rays are not only safer for our patients, but they also offer many benefits to both us and our patients. Digital x-rays can be displayed immediately on the monitor, giving us a tool to educate patients about the state of their teeth and recommended treatment options. They also make transmission to insurance companies or other dental offices much faster and easier than traditional x-ray films.