Loading the player...Dental Digital X-rays Dr. Leslie Gallon, BSc, DMD, discusses dental digital X-rays.
Featuring Dr. Leslie Gallon, BSc, DMD
Duration: 1 minute, 8 seconds
There are several types of digital X-rays, but generally you use a sensor that you put in your mouth and it's connected to the computer.
That digital image goes right into your digital file. And with your digital X-rays, unlike regular X-rays, you get somewhat less radiation. The other advantage is if a regular X-ray comes out too dark or light, we need to retake it. With a digital X-ray, we can enhance it.
We can lighten, darken, enlarge, and zoom in to see what's going on. The other advantage with digital X-rays is that they can be electronically transmitted. So if you move across the city or halfway across the world, you can send the X-ray really quickly. You can also send them to a specialist in a far away city and have a diagnosis.
The other advantage is that we don't use the toxic chemicals. We don't have to worry about the chemical waste that come swith developing a digital X-ray. So, ask your dentist about digital X-rays.
Presenter: Dr. Leslie Gallon, General Dentist, North Vancouver, BC
Local Practitioners: General Dentist
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