Visual dental exams at Blissful Dental Spa are an essential part of helping you achieve and maintain a healthy smile, but they only show us part of the picture. Problems like decay and periodontal disease often start inside the tooth or under the gums, which we can only detect with dental x-rays.
Digital x-rays used at our Tallahassee dental office are a diagnostic tool that we use to identify minor problems before they cause painful or more complex conditions. Dr. Garraway chooses modern digital x-rays because they emit 80 to 90 percent less radiation than older, film-based x-rays.
We also use digital x-rays because they are an excellent educational tool to keep you informed about your oral health. We believe in complete transparency when it comes to your dental needs, so moments after we take the x-ray, we can display it on your chairside monitor. Dr. Garraway can share the results with you, and you can see for yourself what the problem is and how treating it will benefit you.
Digital x-rays are also comfortable because we take them using flat digital sensors instead of bulky clips of x-ray film. We can store the images in your computerized patient history so we can easily refer to them and send them to specialists and insurance companies as needed. And since there are no harsh chemicals to dispose of, digital x-rays are also better for our environment.