Digital Radiographs and Panoramic X-Rays
Digital radiography has not only made the x-ray process faster, but these modern x-ray machines give off much less radiation. Parents who might be concerned about exposing their children do not need to worry. Not only is the amount of radiation given off negligible, but Dr. Ionescu takes all necessary steps to protect your child, including the use of lead aprons.
In addition, Dr. Ionescu can view digital x-rays immediately, so parents are also able to see trouble spots clearly during their child’s appointment. The images created by these x-rays can also be enhanced, showing a level of detail that is just not possible with traditional x-rays. The results can easily be emailed to specialists or your insurance company, offering a much higher level of convenience because there is usually a much shorter wait time for treatment.
A panoramic x-ray shows a flat image of the mouth. This enables the dentist to see your child’s entire mouth all in the same shot, including teeth, jaw, temporomandibular joints, and nasal and sinus areas. The flat image provides a different perspective of your child’s mouth, giving Dr. Ionescu a full view for analysis.