Both Drs. Fitton choose carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely limited. Exposure time is about 1/16th when compared to traditional radiographs, resulting in much less radiation exposure to the patient. Digital X rays allow us to instantaneously view the radiograph, store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.