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Digital X-Rays in Indianapolis, IN

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About Digital X-Rays

 

At Martin Dentistry in Indianapolis and Fishers, Indiana, patient safety, convenience, and comfort take precedence in our approach to dental care. Our commitment to utilizing advanced technology is evident in our transition from traditional X-rays to digital X-rays (phosphor plates) by our team of general and cosmetic dentists—Dr. Matthew Martin, Dr. Stephanie Martin, Dr. Lynn Marshall, and Dr. Lindsey Garrison.

Digital radiography not only provides detailed images of teeth and bones but also prioritizes patient safety by significantly reducing radiation exposure compared to traditional X-ray systems. While a traditional X-ray may expose patients to the equivalent of radiation from 24 hours of daylight, our digital X-ray system minimizes this to less than 10 hours, ensuring a safer imaging process.

Furthermore, digital X-rays offer enhanced efficiency as images can be immediately viewed, reproduced, and securely stored. Coupled with intraoral photographs, these detailed digital images allow our dentists to effectively communicate treatment options to patients, facilitating a clearer understanding of their oral health needs.

At Martin Dentistry, we remain dedicated to incorporating innovative technologies that not only improve diagnostic accuracy but also enhance the overall patient experience. Schedule your appointment today to experience the benefits of digital X-rays firsthand.

What to Expect

Chairside monitors and intraoral cameras allow the patient to sit back and relax while the dentist inserts a pen-sized, camera-tipped wand into their mouth. The wand takes a picture of the inside of the mouth and transmits the images via cable to a computing unit, which enlarges the full-color images and sends them to a TV screen that the patient can comfortably view from the dental chair. With digital radiography, we’ve invested in a procedure that’s fast, comfortable, and incredibly precise. Using digital radiography, we can clearly identify all external and internal anatomical structures and accurately diagnose dental problems, all without the waste and radiation exposure of traditional X-rays. Before oral surgery, the dentist will take a panographic digital X-ray to get a full view of the mouth from one side to the other, which helps the dentist understand the exact position of the bones. The panographic image can help the dentist see signs of periodontal disease, as well as problems with the jaw and sinuses. 

Treatment Aftercare

After the X-rays are taken, the dentist will go over any concerns they see with the patient. The dentist will then go through the patient’s options for treatment or any recommendations for home care to prevent possible problems. Digital X-rays use a smaller amount of radiation compared to traditional X-rays, but patients should still wear a lead apron and let their dentist know if they are pregnant or breastfeeding so extra precautions can be taken.

Get the Whole Picture

Digital X-rays help your dentist see and prevent dental problems, like cavities and gum disease. An annual dental exam with digital X-rays is an important part of every patient’s oral health care plan.

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