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Digital X-Rays
Anchorage, AK


Dental hygienist taking Digital x-rays of Anchorage Dental Associates patient for their anchorage dentist to evaluate.Dental exams are critical for spotting an array of oral health issues in their earliest stages. Early detection, before symptoms begin to appear, help to prevent more serious complications from occurring later. Treatments tend to be less invasive, and much less expensive. However, there are many components to your mouth. While there are many we can see, there are also many that we cannot see. At Anchorage Dental Associates, we can see the hidden areas of your mouth thanks to digital X-rays.

Reasons for X-Rays


X-rays are an integral component in helping you to maintain optimal oral health, as well as for diagnosing the exact cause of specific symptoms that you are experiencing. X-rays are images that let us see the hidden components of your mouth. With these images, we can see the spaces between your teeth as well as below your gum line. We can take a look at the roots of your teeth and your jawbone. With X-rays, we can detect
•  Cavities between teeth.
•  Damage to the tooth roots.
•  Bone damage and bone loss.
•  Cysts and abscesses.
•  Internal tooth decay.
•  Impacted teeth.
•  Developing teeth.
•  Tumors in the jaw, both malignant and benign.

Combined with a visual exam of your mouth, we can get a clear picture of your oral health and provide you with the best oral care plan possible.

What are Digital X-Rays?


Digital X-rays are a type of X-ray imaging that uses electronics to capture images of the hidden structures in your mouth. Instead of radiation, which traditional X-ray technology relies on, digital X-rays use electronic sensors. These sensors, which are connected to a computer, are placed inside your mouth to take pictures of your teeth and your jawbone. The images we take are displayed almost instantly on a computer monitor, ready for reading. There is no need to leave the room and take time away from your appointment to develop your images in a separate room. In fact, we never need to leave the room.

Benefits of Digital X-Rays


There are several significant advantages associated with digital X-rays.
•  Your radiation exposure is reduced. Digital X-rays use electronics to capture your images, reducing your radiation exposure by up to 95%.
•  Your images are displayed almost instantly, ready for reading. We do not need to leave the room to develop images in a separate room.
•  Specialized software allows us to manipulate your images for a better view. We can zoom in on specific areas and enhance for clarity, as well as change the coloration of the image. These features enable us to see the smallest details of your mouth.
•  Your entire appointment is devoted to you. Because we do not need to develop the images, or even leave the room at all, we can take the time to explain any issues we find on your X-rays and what treatment options will provide you with the best results. We can also take the time to answer any questions that you might have so that you are confident in your treatment plan.

Digital X-rays provide us with an effective tool for diagnosing a wide variety of different oral health issues and providing you with the most effective treatments possible. For more information on our digital X-ray technology, call Anchorage Dental Associates at (907) 885-3666 today.
Anchorage Dental Associates's accepts Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska, United Concordia Dental, Delta Dental, Aetna, Moba Health, Cigna, Tricare and Medicaid insurance providers

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