Digital Radiographs

Digital Imaging

Dr. Sattelberg chooses carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything 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. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Dr. Sattelberg utilizes 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. We may be able to see cavities better. 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. Digital X-rays results in 1/6th the radiation exposure to you.

DEXIS Titanium by KaVo

The DEXIS Titanium sensor brings comfort to patients by enabling a positive X-ray experience for all. Traditional film and cardboard film holders cut into delicate tissues. Bulky sensors with sharp corners do not allow for a comfortable experience either.  With the TrueComfort™ design and the PerfectSize™ sensor, the DEXIS Titanium helps create the best digital X-ray experience. Engineers fine-tuned the sensor’s shape and size for utmost comfort to enable one sensor to capture all intraoral images.