Dr. Wright carefully chooses which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is minimal. Dr. Wright utilizes 2D and 3D (see “3D Imaging”) Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 90 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital x-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light. Digital x-rays result in 1/6th the radiation exposure to you. Digital imaging also allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
The introduction of the surgical microscope has revolutionized the field of Endodontic Microsurgery. We have invested in the very best quality surgical microscopes, that provide unparalleled magnification and illumination for our micro-surgical and non-surgical procedures. Our success depends on us being able to see the minutest of details – you cannot treat what you cannot see.