During your next routine dental checkup, Dr. Vela and Dr. Arredondo may use digital imaging in Corpus Christi, Texas. Digital imaging is a type of dental X-ray, which is a helpful diagnostic tool. Digital imaging helps our dentists locate dental issues like tooth decay and symptoms of gingivitis. Digital imaging allows our dentists see things in your smile that are difficult or impossible to see with just the naked eye.
Digital imaging is a more advanced way to take dental X-rays than traditional X-rays. With traditional X-rays, film was used that had to be developed in a dark room. Digital imaging sends the X-ray image to a computer, where it can be viewed, printed, or saved. Digital images are available in just a few seconds. Digital imaging uses less radiation than traditional X-rays. Digital images can be enlarged and enhanced, which makes it easier for our dentists to see dental issues and to show you where and what the problem is. When needed, our dentists can send X-ray images to another dentist or specialist electronically. Using software called subtraction radiography, our dentists can digitally compare current images with old ones. Everything that is the same between the two images is taken out, leaving an image of the areas that are different.
Feel free to contact Vela Dental Centers Crosstown today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.