At Gibson Dental, your safety, comfort, and well-being are our priorities. While current x-rays of your teeth are essential, we also understand that our families have concerns about unnecessary radiation exposure.
Dr. McKenna and Dr. Matt only take x-rays as needed to treat you and monitor your oral health, and they will always explain why and what they hope to learn. For your peace of mind, we have invested in leading-edge digital x-rays that are safer than film x-rays because they reduce your radiation exposure by about 80 percent.
Digital x-rays allow us to see deep inside your teeth and under your gums to discover cavities, infections, or bone loss that we can’t see during a visual exam. The goal is to identify and plan treatment for these conditions long before they cause a toothache or long-term oral problems.
Using digital x-rays also allows you to participate in treatment planning because we can share the images with you on your chairside monitor. You’ll see what our dentist sees and understand exactly what the problem is and why we recommend treatment.
We store your digital x-rays in your patient record on our secure in-house system, so we have easy access to them as needed for monitoring ongoing conditions or sharing with specialists or your insurance company. And since the x-ray images are digital and require no hazardous chemicals to produce, digital x-rays are safe for the environment.