Dental X-Rays in Forest Hill
Digital radiographic imaging
Dental radiographs are commonly known as Dental X-rays. Dentists use radiographs for many reasons: to find dental structures that are not visible, malignant or benign masses, bone loss, and cavities.
Digital BW (Bitewing) X-rays are an important tool that dentists use to detect problems with teeth and jaws. The X-rays can show early decay, hidden decay, jaw bone levels and other problems that the naked eye cannot see.
A dentist usually takes digital BW X-rays twice a year to monitor oral health, but sometimes more often if the dentist suspects a problem. The X-rays are taken with a special machine. The beam is passes through the teeth and jaw and absorbs in different amounts depending on the density of the tissue. The X-rays are then detected by a thin sensor placed on the other side of the teeth and transmitted to a computer for interpretation.
Dental X-Rays Are Safe
Digital X-rays are safe and have been used for many years to help dentists diagnose and treat dental problems. The modern digital X-rays require very minimal dosage and are safe even during pregnancy. We use neck collar shields and full body lead apron to provide additional protection from radiation.
What are the benefits of digital X-rays?
- They are primarily used to reveal hidden areas of decay between teeth and underneath fillings. Furthermore, it can be used to examine gum disease, abscesses, and tumors. An examination of the mouth may not be enough to detect them since they are not always visible to the naked eye.
- Images can be viewed instantly on a computer screen, and contrast and detail can also be enhanced. In addition, this makes it easier to detect and interpret problems more quickly.
- Furthermore, they can be transmitted electronically to specialists for further consultation without compromising image quality.
- Moreover, they can be stored easily in patient electronic records and sent immediately to insurance companies and specialists. As a result, diagnosis and treatment lead times are reduced, and insurance reimbursements are settled more quickly. Save time, money, and discomfort for the patient by doing this.
- PSP plates and digital sensors require 50 to 80 percent less radiation than film. This technology also adheres to the ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) principle, which promotes radiation safety.
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Payment Options / Plans
Payment plans are essentially loans, which can support you in managing the high cost of dental treatment. Rather than paying for your dental work in an upfront lumpsum, a payment plan allows you to pay in instalments over a period of time. We have onboard, payment plan service providers who will make your payment plan’s instalments even more affordable.
There are several payment options available at our surgery including Cash, Cheque, EFTPOS, Credit Card, HICAPS, AMEX and Direct Deposit.