Digital Radiography

Many patients worry about their exposure to radiation during X-ray procedures. This is very understandable in light of the relatively high radiation of some medical X-rays.
We are also very concerned about minimizing the amount of radiation a patient receives at our dental office. That’s why we use ultra-low radiation Computerized Digital Radiography (CDR), and cover patients with a lead apron during X-ray procedures. Here are a few of the benefits of our Computerized Digital Radiography system.

Computerized Digital Radiography is better because it is:

  • Safer: Our patients get necessary care without unnecessary radiation. X-rays play an invaluable role in the diagnosis of dental problems. But many people are concerned about the exposure to x-ray radiation. Computerized Digital Radiography eliminates these worries because it requires approximately 80-90% less radiation than conventional film x-rays.
  • Better: CDR is as accurate as conventional x-rays but can reveal things film can't. The CDR image can be magnified 300x its normal size to enhance diagnosis, manipulate to correct contrast, and colour-adjusted to reveal hidden problems.
  • Faster: More time treating, less time processing. CDR images are virtually instantaneous. No time is wasted processing and mounting x-ray film. So we spend less time in the dark room and more time with you.
  • Smarter: No harmful waste. Our CDR system uses no film or chemicals, so we don't have to worry about the disposal of hazardous processing waste. This is good news for the environment.