Dr. Aaron E. Barnes Jr., DDS

Practices General Dentistry in Sugar Land, TX

PHONE: (281) 565-0808

Digital X-Rays

How amazing would it be if a dentist could effortlessly look into your mouth and see the internal and external anatomical structure during the diagnostic process? This can now be done within seconds and with minimal radiation exposure, thanks to Digital X-Rays. The former methods involved a series of x-rays, a development process in a darkroom full of chemicals, and a special light board to view the results. Not anymore.

This new approach outmodes traditional methods through the use of a digital “sensor.” A tiny sensor is briefly placed inside the mouth and performs much like a camera, only it’s actually a chip that is sensitive to x-ray rather than to light. The process is less invasive and patients are exposed to 50%-90% less radiation, compared to past imaging procedures.

The finely detailed images are instantly transferred to a computer screen where they can be manipulated and analyzed with scrutiny. We can enlarge the image, rotate it, color code it, and store it as a computer file.   Compared to paper files, the digital x-rays can also be reproduced more easily for patient education, referrals, or insurance purposes.

This technology also allows the Dentist and patient to communicate more closely as the digital x-rays are available during chair side interaction. The images act as visual aids and result in educational discussions between the patient and Dentist. Call today for a free consultation! We are looking forward to meeting you.

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