Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Dr. Kopper chooses carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and health of bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
The advantages of digital imaging enable us to not only store patient images, but also to quickly transfer them to appropriate specialists or insurance companies. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. We are able to see cavities better. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital x-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light. Digital x-rays results in one-sixth the radiation exposure to you.