Digital Radiography Dr. Philip Wilkins Winnsboro South Carolina

Digital dental radiography is a powerful tool. Some of the most important benefits this technology offers include patient education, time efficiency, reduced exposure to radiation ( for the patient and practitioner), and environmentally friendly set up. The digital image appears on the computer screen immediately, eliminating the need for further processing.

Digital Dental Radiography offers even more value in early detection and preventative services. Advanced image manipulation and analysis, for example, allows for the detection of early stages of periodontal (gum) disease.

In the area of restorative and cosmetic dentistry, digital radiography is most effective in the detection and diagnosis of decay recurring below existing restorations. Digital radiographs can even be enhanced to show sharper detail.

Another value of the digital system is that it provides a seamless method of sharing x-rays with specialists electronically, via email. This eliminates the possibility for lost x-rays and allows for greater communication between providers.

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