Digital X-rays (Dental Radiograph Imaging) in Seattle, WA

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What Are Digital x-rays?

We perform digital x-rays or radiographs as part of a dental exam to provide a detailed view of your mouth. Digital x-rays make it easier for Dr. Hal Kussick to diagnose problems and review the health of your teeth, gums, and jaw. We can detect things, like decay, cavities, cysts, abscesses, bone atrophy, and impactions. If Dr. Kussick detects these conditions in the early stages, he can treat them with more conservative treatment options. During your annual dental exam at Dental@888 in Seattle, WA, x-rays will help Dr. Kussick accurately diagnose and correct oral health conditions.

What Are the Benefits of Digita X-Rays?

Digital dental x-rays help to detect and care for several different gum and tooth conditions. A number of the benefits of digital dental x-rays include:

  • An up-close, in-depth view of your teeth, gums, and jaw
  • Last just a few minutes
  • Can properly identify oral issues
  • No special prep is required
  • Very little radiation is used
  • Comfortable, safe procedure

How Are Digital Dental x-rays Taken?

In most cases, x-rays are included in an annual dental exam. We can perform digital x-rays as a preventive measure or if Dr. Kussick feels concerned about certain dental issues. Though digital x-rays use significantly less radiation than traditional x-rays, Dental@888 prefers to minimize patient exposure. While digital x-rays work well for any patient, female patients who are breastfeeding or pregnant should talk to Dr. Kussick at the beginning of their dental exam so he can take special cautionary steps.

Typically completed at the beginning of a dental cleaning or exam, digital imaging takes about 5 – 10 minutes to do. Once taken, Dr. Kussick uploads and views the images during your examination. He can assess any issues and go over what treatments you may need.

Digital X-Ray FAQ

Are digital dental x-ray safe?
Digital dental x-rays are very safe. They emit a considerably lower amount of radiation than other types of medical x-rays. However, if you are worried about radiation exposure, we encourage you to reach out to our team so we can help you better understand the safety measures we take when performing x-rays for your teeth.

How often do I need digital dental radiography?
Digital x-rays are typically performed once yearly unless otherwise necessary. This will help us monitor your full oral health so we can address any changes or concerns in a timely manner.

Are digital dental x-rays better than traditional x-rays?
One of the great benefits of digital x-rays is the results are available in real-time so we are able to diagnose issues right away. Additionally, they are higher resolution than traditional x-rays, which allows us a better visual of your mouth.

Preventive Care For Your Dental Health

Digital x-rays are a great technology that can help diagnose and treat oral health conditions. As a part of a regular dental exam, digital x-rays give Dr. Kussick a unique view that allows him to detect developing conditions and address them before you feel pain. To improve your dental health, please contact our team in Seattle, WA to make an appointment for your next dental exam with digital x-rays.

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