Digital X-Rays | Severance Dental

Digital X-Rays

Office x-ray machineDigital X-Rays are different from traditional dental X-Rays. Instead of needing to be sent to a dark room to be developed, the X-Ray image is instead sent directly to the computer, where Dr. Kelly can view it immediately. Digital X-Rays are much simpler and quicker than traditional dental X-Rays.

Benefits of Digital Dental X-Rays

There are many benefits of digital X-Rays when compared to traditional X-Rays. These benefits can include:

  • Instead of needing to wait to have the film developed before X-Rays can be viewed, they are instead able to be viewed immediately on the computer.
  • Up to 70% less radiation is required to produce a digital X-Ray than a traditional X-Ray. This puts many patients at ease.
  • Digital X-Rays are able to be archived or stored on the computer and in your patient records.
  • Digital images can be enhanced so that certain areas can be more clearly seen.
  • Digital images can be made larger, allowing Dr. Kelly to quickly find smaller problems.
  • Lastly, when compared to traditional X-Rays, digital X-Rays are much more environmentally friendly.  

Digital X-Rays are also more comfortable for our patients, making it easier for dentists to share records with specialists if you need a referral.

Here at Severance Dental, we're pleased to offer digital X-Ray technology and all of the benefits that accompany them. If you have any additional questions about our X-Ray technology, please don't hesitate to contact our Severance, Colorado, dental office. We also provide dental care to the citizens of Windsor, Greeley, Eaton, Ault, and Fort Collins, Colorado.

Lowest Radiation Dental X-Ray

Severance Dental is dedicated to providing you and your family with the best possible dental care. Our low-radiation X-rays are 75% lower radiation than other standard X-ray technology. In short, the sun exposes more radiation to the average human than our X-rays ever would.

Dental X-rays have a tiny amount of radiation aimed at a minimal area of the jaw. Moreover, we shield your neck and upper torso to protect those areas even with low radiation exposure.

Why does the dentist leave the room when taking X-rays? Our dentist or dental assistant might complete ten plus X-rays daily. Our Staff and dentist could receive ten times more exposure than a patient in one day and then increase this exposure daily.

According to the American Dental Association, the radiation you receive is barely noticeable, even with a full mouth X-ray. The maximum safe occupational whole-body X-ray exposure is 5000 mRem. Our dental X-ray emits about 0.3 mRem of radiation or 6 mRem for full-mouth X-Rays. You would need about 15,000 digital dental X-Rays to reach the maximum safe exposure level.

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