Dr. Daniel Carney or Dr. Tim Carney chooses carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see things we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. We do not take radiographs unless they are absolutely necessary. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Drs. Daniel Carney and Tim Carney utilize Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. Digital imaging is more clear than traditional x-rays which allows us to diagnose caries and see potential dental problems with greater accuracy.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light. Although the radiation exposure with traditional x-rays is minimal, Digital X-rays results in 1/6th the radiation exposure to you. (You get more exposure in an afternoon next to the pool than you do from a complete series of digital x-rays in our office!)