A digital X-ray emits only 20% of the radiation that a traditional X-ray does. When we take an X-ray using this machine we don’t have to wait for the X-ray to develop – rather, it is available immediately for viewing on a computer monitor. We can share this high definition image with you and zoom in on specific teeth or parts of your mouth to show you exactly what’s going on in there.
This is a very useful tool that helps us to educate our patient’s on what is going on in their mouth. When you understand what is happening in your mouth, you can take better care of it.
The bacteria in your mouth that causes tooth decay is called plaque, and it will buildup on your teeth throughout the day. When you brush and floss, you are brushing away that plaque buildup. When you miss a spot for a long time and the plaque is allowed to build and build. Eventually it will harden into a substance called tartar. Tartar is extremely difficult to remove and very destructive to teeth. This is where the ultrasonic scaler comes in.
No matter how difficult built-up plaque and tartar is to remove, the ultrasonic scaled is designed to use ultrasonic vibrations to break it up and wash it away. This tool allows us to give your mouth a clean bill of health with every visit.
Please call us today at (915) 444-2660 to schedule an appointment.