Dr. Simone Landau and Associates, dentist in Jerusalem, are happy to offer digital radiographs (digital x-rays) to our patients. Instead of the traditional method of capturing dental images on film, now we use a digital sensor. This both saves you time, and exposes you to far less radiation than traditional film x-rays.
Once the image is taken, within seconds it is uploaded to your patient file on our database. We are then able to enlarge it and adjust the shading to collect the most accurate information possible for your diagnosis. We will be able to show you an enlarged image on the computer screen, and even e-mail the image to you, a specialist you may be seeing, or your insurance company.
Digital x-rays benefit you:
- less radiation – 1/4 the radiation of traditional film x-rays
- better quality images for more accurate diagnoses
- eco-friendly – no use of developing solutions
- time saving – no need for you to wait for films to be developed. Image is immediately uploaded to your patient file.
- fewer x-rays need to be taken – x-rays taken in our office can easily be transmitted to your dental specialist or dental insurance company, thus cutting down on superfluous x-rays being taken.
Why are dental x-rays needed?
Dental x-rays provide critical diagnostic information for your dentist. They are critical for diagnosing, treating, and maintaining your oral health. Detecting dental problems early can save you time, money and discomfort. We may take x-rays at a routine exam appointment in order to visualize:
- cavities in the area where the teeth contact
- anatomy of the teeth
- tooth position
- proximity of an existing filling to the dental nerve of that tooth
- periodontal bone condition
- detect any developmental abnormalities in teeth
- abnormalities or pathology of the bone surrounding teeth and the jaw
- integration of dental implants into the bone
Safety of dental x-rays
The amount of radiation that you could be exposed to from a full set of film dental x-rays is about the same amount of radiation that a person receives in one day (in the sun/from natural sources.) That being said, dental digital x-rays expose you to only 1/4 of that radiation.
We protect you from radiation
Even though the radiation received from dental digital x-rays is so low, we still take several precautions for all of our patients. We only take the x-rays necessary for your dental treatment, using the lowest amount of exposure needed for the image to be captured, and we use lead aprons to shield your body from excess rays.
Our full range of dental care
Looking for a dentist in Jerusalem? Call Dr. Landau and associates, or just fill out the contact form and click Send. We offer a full range of dental services for the entire family, from cleanings to dental implants. Call us to learn more.