Dental X-rays

We use the Nomad X-ray system and digital X-rays to allow us the advantage of going bed side if needed to treat a patient. It also allows the user to stay in the room with the patient.
Dental X-rays help the dentist visualize areas of the mouth that cannot be seen by a simple oral examination. This will aid the dentist in early detection of dental problems in early stages which can potentially save the patient money, un-necessary discomfort, and possibly the patient's life. Dental X-rays can reveal things like bone loss, cysts, tooth decay, abscesses, tumors , and other abnormalities not seen by a visual examination.

 

What is a dental x-ray?

Dental radiographs, commonly referred to as X-ray films, or informally, X-rays, are pictures of the teeth, bones, and surrounding soft tissues to screen for and help identify problems with the teeth, mouth, and jaw. X-ray pictures can show cavities, cancerous or benign masses, hidden dental structures (such as wisdom teeth), and bone loss that cannot be seen during a visual examination. Dental X-rays may also be done as follow-up after dental treatments.
A radiographic image is formed by a controlled burst of X-ray radiation which penetrates oral structures at different levels, depending on varying anatomical densities, before striking the film or sensor. Teeth appear lighter because less radiation penetrates them to reach the film. Dental caries, tooth decay, infections and other changes in the bone density, and the periodontal ligament, appear darker because X-rays readily penetrate these less dense structures. Dental restorations (fillings, crowns) may appear lighter or darker, depending on the density of the material.

It is possible for both tooth decay and periodontal disease to be missed during a clinical exam, and radiographic evaluation of the dental and periodontal tissues is a critical segment of the comprehensive oral examination

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dental_radiography

Kodak Digital X-ray System

 

The Kodak System was designed to generate sharp images quickly and easily. It also provides better protection for patients and staff, because it uses very high frequency (DC) technology to reduce radiation levels.

 

 

 

On behalf of the administrator, residents, and staff at Mission Convalescent Home, we are greatly appreciative of the dental services that you have provided.

Let's not forget about the number of emergency visits that you have made as well. We are proud to have such a dedicated and trustworthy team working with our residents.
- Duane Cherry, Administrator

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