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Digital X-Rays
Tigard, OR

Digital X-rays - Lisa Gitelson DMD - dentist tigard orAt Lisa Gitelson, DMD, we are proud to offer a wide variety of proven, high-tech solutions to modern day dentistry. We like to stay ahead of the technological curve in our practice and have found that one of the most important tools in our arsenal is the digital X-ray machine. Digital X-rays help to speed up your cleanings and examinations while also providing a tremendous educational value to you, the patient. It is even substantially more safe than traditional X-ray machines.

How is digital better?

Digital X-rays offer us so many advantages over traditional X-ray machines. For one, you are exposed to only a tiny fraction of the radiation that a traditional machine exposes patients to. While traditional machines exposed patients to a safe level of radiation, this digital machine cuts the radiation output even further.

We also don’t have to wait for X-rays to be developed. Using digital X-rays means viewing pictures of your teeth as soon as the X-rays are taken in digital formats on a computer monitor. These X-rays are in high definition and are easy on the eyes. Because they are available to view so quickly, we can share them with you and go over any issues we find. Patient education is critical to help you see what’s going on in your mouth and understand how to treat any issues we find.

What X-Rays Help Us to See

Using X-rays we are able to see areas that we wouldn’t otherwise be able to see. We can peer in between teeth to see if cavities are forming and even see inside teeth. We are able to see issues like tumors and cysts that might otherwise be quite hard to see. We can even check on the levels of bone in your jaw.

One of the biggest advantages that X-rays provide us is the ability to see the very beginning stages of tooth decay. It can be impossible to see or detect cavities in the very early stages with the naked eye, but with X-rays we can often pick out the signs and symptoms of early tooth decay. When we find signs of tooth decay still in the early stages, many times we can help you prevent cavities from ever forming. Often by catching tooth decay in the early stages, we are able to save you the time and money of having a filling placed.

Part of Your Dental Examination

The X-ray is just the first part of your dental examination. During your twice yearly checkups we will clean and examine your teeth to ensure that there are no threats to your oral health. We always check existing dental appliances and restorations to ensure their continued viability.

It should be noted that you will not have a series of X-rays taken at every visit to our office. Unless a significant issues arises, we will only take one set of X-rays per year to keep your dental records up-to-date.

Call us today at (503) 985-8945 to schedule your appointment. We look forward to seeing you smile!

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Lisa Gitelson, DMD
14300 SW Pacific Hwy
Tigard, OR 97224
(503) 985-8945
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