Dental X-ray is necessary in certain situations to understand what is happening behind the teeth. Our Manhattan dentist can see the cavities, holes, bleeding of gums, infection etc. with his panoramic digital X-ray machine.
Digital X-rays expose less radiation to a patient than other types of dental X-rays. They reduce radiation exposure by 80%, which is why so many dental practices are switching to these machines. Our New York City dental office is at the cutting edge of digital X-ray technology. Digital X-rays do not use film or need processing chemicals, and provide the dentist with a clear image almost immediately. They also provide the ability to use color contrast in the images provided. Although the quality of the X-ray image is not any better than the quality of a film image, many NYC dental practices are switching over to this new technology in efforts to decrease radiation exposure, even if it is just by a little. The dental office of Dr. Frederick Stange, naturally, have been doing it for years.
Our New York City dental practice also uses the Orthopantomograph OP200 D, an advanced dental technology which takes panoramic x-rays. This machine scans the upper and lower jaws and provides the dentist with a three-dimensional image that is helpful when it comes to surgery. The Orthopantomograph’s volumetric tomography pays dividends when a patient at our Manhattan dentist’s office needs a dental implant as well.