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Digital X-rays

Dr. Daniels uses digital dental X-rays to provide even better dental care and more accurate diagnoses. The process of digitally capturing an image is much faster, safer and more comfortable for the patient. Our office also is one of the few that offer 3D dental x rays in the Verde Valley, Sedona and Cottonwood areas.

How Digital X-rays Work

We place a small sensor in your mouth. The sensor is connected to a computer by a thin wire. Next, an X-ray beam is sent through your teeth and into the sensor, which records the image of your teeth and sends it to the computer. The sensor can then be repositioned to photograph other sections of your teeth.

Why Digital Dental X-rays are Better

Safer

Many patients have expressed concern about radiation exposure when receiving their dental X-rays. While they have wanted the diagnostic benefit of an X-ray, they have not wanted the radiation exposure. Digital X-rays eliminate that worry. The digital dental X-ray system is more sensitive than dental X-ray film systems, so your exposure to X-rays is cut by as much as 85 percent.

Faster

You will not need to wait as long for the results of your digital X-ray. Traditional X-rays take eight to 10 minutes to process. Once the digital sensor is placed next to your teeth, it takes only seconds for the X-ray to appear on the computer screen, ready to be viewed by you and Dr. Daniels. In addition, Dr. Daniels can instantly e-mail to an off-site clinician or specialist for consultation, speeding up your diagnosis and consulation time.

More Accurate

The large, color-enhanced images let you see what your dentist sees, so it's easier for you to understand how your dentist will treat your teeth. Your fees don't include payment for photo chemicals, film, processing or film storage. Used photo chemicals and film are not polluting the environment. Your dental checkups take less time, and it's fun to watch this system work! Most patients are amazed.