Digital Dental X-rays
Our clinic is set up with the newest in dental X-ray technology. While there is nothing wrong with traditional X-rays, our digital X-ray system allows us to check your teeth much faster than we would be able to with regular film. This allows us to better tailor your treatment to your unique needs while you’re still in the chair.
Why You Should Choose Library Plaza Dental Center For Your Family Dentist
We have dedicated ourselves to providing the absolute best dental care in Des Plaines at fair prices. Whether your child needs to have their wisdom teeth removed or you need a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, our dentists are here and ready to make your smile even better. If you can’t afford your dental care out-of-pocket, we can help you find financing options that will allow you to pay for your visits over time instead of all at once.
WHY DO I NEED X-RAYS?
Dental X-rays are an important part of your dental care. Along with an oral examination, X-rays provide your dentist with a an accurate assessment of what is happening inside your mouth. X-rays present a clear view of the hard tissue (teeth and bones) inside your mouth, along with the soft tissues that surround your teeth and jaw. For example, X-rays can help your dentist see caries (tooth decay) that develops between the teeth or under restorations like fillings.
X-rays also help your dentist identify diseases in the bone, periodontal (gum) disease, infections that develop under your gums, and some types of tumors. In children, X-rays allow the dentist to see how teeth and jawbones are developing. They can also be used to evaluate injuries to your face and mouth. Early detection of an infection or injury can limit or prevent further damage to other areas of the mouth
ARE X-RAYS SAFE?
Some people wonder if dental X-rays are safe because they expose the patient to radiation. Dentists follow the ALARA principle, which stands for “As Low As Reasonably Achievable,” when obtaining X-rays. This radiation safety principle limits your exposure by incorporating the following techniques: use of the fastest image receptor (that is, the fastest film or digital speed); reduction of the size of the x-ray beam to the size of the image receptor whenever possible; use of proper exposures and processing techniques; use of leaded aprons and, whenever possible, thyroid collars. To put things in perspective, you get more radiation exposure from a day in the sun than you would from a full set of digital dental x-rays.