Bloomsburg and Danville PA
Detecting oral health problems as soon as possible is ideal. It saves you money, as well as time in the dental chair. At Hamilton Dental Care, one of our best diagnostic tools is X-ray technology.
These X-rays are a vital part of our preventive care program, as they can identify cavities and other areas of tooth decay well before they become visible.
The digital difference
The digital sensors produce sharper images than traditional X-ray machines, while also emitting significantly less radiation. Digital X-ray sensors reduce exposure to radiation by approximately five-fold. The clearer images from digital X-rays means fewer X-rays are needed, further limiting radiation exposure for each patient.
At Hamilton Dental Care, we use four major types of digital X-rays:
- Cephalometric (CRPH) – Takes a full image of half of the face. This is especially useful in orthodontics because it shows the teeth, jawbone, and soft tissues, allowing the dentist to develop a comprehensive treatment plan.
- Panoramic (PAN) – Detects any potential abnormalities in the development of the teeth, jaws, sinuses and jaw joints. No bitewing or film is inserted into the mouth, making it the ideal choice for patients with strong gag reflexes or small mouths. These X-rays are commonly taken following any facial injury.
- Bitewing (BWX) – Vital to cavity detection, as it shows areas of tooth decay even the earliest stages. Provides a view of spaces between teeth that cannot be observed with the eye.
- Periapical (PA) – Produces a highly detailed view of the entire structure of as many as three teeth that are next to one another, including the crowns, roots, and supporting bones. These X-rays are also used for pediatric patients, because it produces a view of permanent teeth before they erupt.
Digital X-ray technology is just one of the advances we use at Hamilton Dental Care to provide the highest level of care possible. Contact our office at 570-387-0533 to learn more and schedule a consultation.
Hamilton Dental Care welcomes patients of Bloomsburg, Danville, and Lewisburg, PA.The digital sensors produce sharper images than traditional X-ray machines, while also emitting significantly less radiation.