W177 N9856 Rivercrest Drive
Germantown, WI 53022
Our dental practice has always provided the most up-to-date care to our patients. Our chief concern has always been to maintain your dental health with the finest care possible. When we found out that we could also make your x-rays safer, it was an easy decision to incorporate Digital Radiology into our practice. We feel that you deserve the best and we do our best to provide it.
The computer era has brought us an exciting new technology called digital radiography. With this technology we use computerized equipment and software to capture x-ray images of your mouth and teeth. We do this by exposing a small sensor or plate that feeds the image into a computer
A panorex is a very impressive piece of imaging machinery in that it is capable of identifying many issues and structures that a normal x-ray is not. Initially you will sit in a chair with your chin on a small ledge. Once positioned in the machine, it will rotate around your entire head taking a full 360 degree view of the teeth, head, sinuses and bones.
The ability to view the full structure of your head as a whole is very informative to the dentist. It will allow us to see any potential problems and make sure that everything is functioning as it should be. The panorex is capable of viewing specific types of structural problems, infections or asymmetry among many others.
How many x-rays are necessary to find hidden disease? Should dental x-rays be taken every visit or should they only be taken when pain or symptoms arise? Patients are often concerned with too much exposure to x-ray radiation; however, when it comes to dental health, it is often not possible to detect dental disease without the aid of x-rays. With the advancements of new and faster x-ray films, better x-ray machines, and the use of lead aprons, dental x-rays have become very safe.