Digital X-Rays in Northborough, MA
As long as dental x-rays have been in use, they have proven to be one of the most important diagnostic tools that we have. They allow us to see inside your teeth to detect problems that may be developing long before we would see them with the naked eye.
At Northborough Family Dental, we believe in using updated technology whenever it improves your safety and comfort. State-of-the-art digital x-rays accomplish both; they reduce your radiation exposure by as much as 90% compared to film, and the process is efficient and comfortable.
Even so, we understand that many people have concerns, so we can assure you we will only recommend an x-ray when it’s necessary for protecting your oral health. If you are in good health with no history of dental problems, we typically recommend a set of bitewing x-rays (a single image of upper and lower teeth) once a year and a full set of x-rays every five years.
Why We Choose Digital X-Rays
Aside from safety, digital x-rays offer other advantages:
You may recall that taking a film x-ray involved holding a clip with dental film firmly between your teeth while the image was being taken. Not only was this uncomfortable, but it often resulted in the need for another x-ray to get a clear picture.
Instead of film, digital x-rays use a flat sensor with rounded edges to capture the image. Digital sensors are easier to position properly and won’t irritate gum and cheek tissue.
Valuable Educational Tool
An important aspect of your dental care is patient education. Digital x-rays produce highly-detailed images that we can display on your chairside monitor. Just like any other digital image, Dr. Moheban can enlarge it, zoom in, and even rotate so you can see the same detail he sees.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and your dental x-rays are no exception! When you can see for yourself the tiny cavity or infection that’s developing, you can easily see why we recommend treatment.
Easy Access to Your Information
We store your digital x-rays securely on our in-house network, which makes them readily available for reference or to monitor certain conditions. We can also send the images to specialists or your insurance company as necessary.
Safe for the Environment
Since we don’t have to use chemicals to produce a film x-ray, there is no hazardous waste to pollute the environment!
Please Call Our Northborough Office to Arrange an Appointment
At Northborough Family Dental, we believe that an investment in technology is an investment in you and your oral health. If it's time for your routine checkup, please call our office to arrange an appointment. We will be more than happy to show you our state-of-the-art equipment and explain how it makes your treatment more efficient and effective.