Safer For You, More Convenient For Everyone
Each room at Chapel Hill Dental is equipped with a Sirona HELIODENT Plus digital x-ray machine, which allows us to take exceptionally precise and clear images. And because these images are digital, we are able to view them immediately and share our findings with you while you're in the chair. Having soft copies of your x-rays also makes it easier for us to coordinate treatment with specialists without delaying any appointments.
Digital x-rays produce roughly 70% less radiation than traditional radiographs. Furthermore, they are a quicker and much safer way of producing diagnostic images. Still, you can rest assured that with us you'll never be submitted to x-rays without reason. Every precaution will be taken to minimize your exposure to radiation.
How We Use Digital X-Rays
We love educating our patients, and digital x-rays help us do just that. Because each room is also equipped with a viewing monitor, you'll never be kept in the dark as to your diagnosis. Your dentist will review your digital x-rays with you and point out any areas of concern.
We always strive to be transparent with the recommendations we make. So don't just take our word for it, see your x-rays for yourself before accepting treatment.
Another main advantage of digital x-rays is the quality of images produced. Gone are the days of poorly developed film. Our digital x-rays are taken in such consistently high resolution that we can zoom in and out as needed to diagnose an issue. We can crop, rotate, and overlay with previous images with a few clicks of the mouse.
Lastly, your x-rays can be forwarded by email to other healthcare providers, allowing for same-day follow-up and eliminating the risk of having the images get lost in the mail.