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While a number of dental issues can be seen with the naked eye, unfortunately, some other aches and pains may not be so obvious. As a patient, you may need to have dental x-rays taken. Traditional dental x-rays are a routine procedure that any orthodontist can perform. What sets Hook Orthodontics apart from other dental practices is our use of digital dental x-rays. But what are digital dental x-rays, and why would you want your orthodontist to use them?
Digital dental x-rays are the most advanced form of dental biotechnology available for widespread use. Traditional dental x-rays use film, as is still the norm in some dental and orthodontic practices. Instead, we use a state-of-the-art system by which sensors are placed in the mouth to capture digital images. By using digital dental x-rays, we at Hook Orthodontics are able to see past the tissue and into the deeper areas of your mouth, such as the jaw bone. We use the images to diagnose dental problems such as cavities, bone or gum loss, periodontal disease, benign or malignant tumors, and other normal or abnormal structures within the lower portion of the head. In other words, we are able to identify and treat oral health problems that other orthodontists might miss due to their use of outdated technology.
We use digital dental x-rays for many reasons, mostly to provide the best care possible for our patients. Some of the other benefits of using digital dental x-rays are:
For the most part, digital x-rays are similar to traditional dental x-rays. However, digital dental x-rays use sensors which are placed comfortably in your mouth. These sensors capture the images of your teeth, tissue, and bones. The sensors that are used are the main advantage of using digital technology over traditional methods. The sensors are connected to a computer, which can quickly and accurately diagnose any problems with your teeth. Also, Dr. Hook can use these digital images to more thoroughly explain to you what the problem is and how he will make it better.
Hook Orthodontics uses the best technology available to make our patients as comfortable as possible during their appointments and as satisfied as possible with the work that was done. Reach out to us today to learn more about digital dental x-rays by either calling us at 808.261.4696 or completing our user-friendly form online. Don’t hesitate to contact us. Your brand-new smile is waiting.