Many patients have concerns about the necessity and safety of x-rays. We would like to take this opportunity to alleviate those fears and concerns and let you know exactly why x-rays are so important.
Function of X-Rays
First, let's address what we use x-rays for. These images are an important diagnostic tool that allows us to see what's happening in your mouth with your teeth, jawbone, and jaw joints depending on the type of x-ray we're taking. This allows us to detect any concerns such as tooth decay very early on giving you the opportunity to choose treatment procedures that are less complicated. With digital x-rays, Dr. McMaugh can see things that wouldn't be visible during your examination.
Next, let's discuss the safety of digital x-rays. Thanks to advanced technology, we can now utilize digital x-rays which require no chemicals for development and emit 80 percent less radiation than traditional x-rays taken in the past. Not only are these images much safer for our patients, they are also much better for our environment.
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Digital images are also readily available and visible on the television screens in our treatment rooms so Dr. McMaugh can discuss any concerns or treatment needs with you right away.
If you have more questions about digital x-rays in Harleysville, PA, please contact our office.