Mercerville Family Dental – Hamilton Township NJ
Dr. Loutfi, Dr. Stern, Dr. Popkin or Dr. Germani choose carefully when to take radiographs and which are necessary based on your individual treatment plan. There are many guidelines that we follow. The standard radiographs that we use when evaluating your dental health is a full mouth set of x-rays, taken once every three to five years. This gives us a picture of the entire mouth and surrounding bone structure.
A set of bitewing x-rays taken once a year is also used to look for cavities in between the teeth. These provide greater detail of this area where the most common form of decay begins.
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. Drs. Loutfi, Stern, Popkin or Germani 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. 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.