Our doctors choose carefully which radiographs are to be taken and when they will be taken. There are many guidelines that we follow to ensure that we take appropriate images of your teeth while minimizing the amount of radiation that you are exposed to. Radiographs allow us to see more than we can see with our own eyes. They enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and the 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.
Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view them on a computer that allows us to digitally enhance the images.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. We utilize Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs.
The advantages of digital imaging enables us to not only store patient images, but also enables us to quickly transfer them to appropriate specialists or insurance companies.
Because Dr. Little is known as an international speaker and trainer on dental materials, cosmetic dentistry, and implant surgery, we will ask for your permission to photograph and/or record certain procedures that will be used in his speaking and training seminars to other dental professionals.