It's hard to imagine where our lives would be today without technology, but we know that it has improved the comfort, efficiency, and outcomes of many of the procedures we offer. Dr. Zadeh is committed to lifelong learning and is always researching methods to help you have the best possible experience at our dental office.
Dental x-rays are one of the most important diagnostic tools in dentistry. Without them, dentists would not have a way to detect conditions like cavities and gum disease that are not evident with a visual examination. Routine dental x-rays then become part of your patient history and are invaluable when monitoring ongoing conditions.
Dr. Zadeh understands her patients’ concerns about the use of x-rays. Your safety is vital to us, and using digital x-rays exposes you to about 80 percent less radiation than older film x-rays.
By using digital x-rays, we also make the process of taking pictures easier. Instead of having you bite down on a bulky x-ray clip, we use flat, digital sensors to take and transmit your images. With rounded edges and nothing to poke into your cheeks, the sensors are comfortable and produce the crisp, detailed images we need.
We can also share the highly detailed images with you on your chairside monitor so you can follow along while Dr. Zadeh points out any areas of concern. Seeing a problem like a cavity on an x-ray helps you understand why we recommend treatment and how it will benefit you.
It is much easier to become invested in your own oral health when you understand what your needs are. We use intraoral cameras during your dental exams because they allow you to visualize an issue instead of being told what it is.
This small handheld digital camera illuminates the inside of your mouth and delivers real-time images to your chairside monitor. You can follow along as Dr. Zadeh moves the camera, points out areas of concern, and explains why she recommends treatment.
We can save intraoral images to your patient record so they are accessible for future reference or to send to specialists and insurance companies as needed.