Digital X-Rays For Efficient, Enhanced Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

Radiography is one of the most important tools in dentistry and oral surgery. Taking X-rays allows Dr. Renato Aves to monitor your oral health, diagnose any problematic conditions, and plan an appropriate treatment. We use advanced digital X-rays at our Tampa, FL oral surgery practice to quickly and easily gather detailed, precise information about your teeth, tissues, and jawbones. This state-of-the-art imaging technique allows us to successfully design and execute a variety of procedures, from periodontal (gum) disease treatments to more complex surgeries, such as dental implant placement. To learn more about digital X-rays or find out why many patients prefer them to traditional radiography, contact the Tampa Bay Institute of Oral Surgery and Dental Implants today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Aves.

How Do Digital X-Rays Work?

Traditional radiography passes X-rays through your mouth to create images on a filmstrip. Conventional X-rays usually take 15 to 20 minutes to develop, at which point they must be placed on an illuminated surface to be viewed. In contrast, with our digital X-ray system, Dr. Aves will generate pictures of your mouth using special electronic sensors and a digital camera for greater clarity. We can show you these images immediately on our computer. In addition, we can use digital software to zoom in on particular areas of the X-ray to gather more data about your mouth and make an informed diagnosis.

The Procedure

If you need a digital X-ray, Dr. Aves or a member of our team will seat you in a special chair. For extra-oral imaging, we will simply position the radiography system outside of your mouth and take an X-ray. If you require an intraoral X-ray, we will give you special digital sensors to hold in your mouth for a few seconds while we generate an image of your mouth. Even when taking multiple digital X-rays, we can usually complete this process in just a few minutes. As soon as your radiography is complete, Dr. Aves will pull up your images on one of our computers so that he can examine your mouth and explain your condition to you.

Advantages of Digital X-Rays

Digital X-rays benefit you in numerous ways, which include:

  • Improved safety, since digital radiography exposes patients to up to 90 percent less radiation than conventional X-rays.
  • Shorter appointments. Digital X-rays streamline the diagnostic process to save you time in our office.
  • More effective treatment. The enhanced accuracy of digital X-rays allows Dr. Aves to better understand your condition so he can successfully execute appropriate procedures. In addition, he can easily send these electronic images to other specialists for more advanced diagnosis and treatment, as needed.

Digital radiography is also better for the environment since it doesn’t involve the waste of filmstrips and dyes. Our computerized system makes imaging greener, simpler, faster, easier, safer, and more exact.

Enjoy the Accuracy, Efficiency, and Safety of Digital Radiography

Digital X-rays are the first step in providing excellent care for our patients. Contact our Tampa, FL oral surgery office today to learn more about how this diagnostic method could help you enjoy a happier, healthier smile.