Edmond Dentist Explains Digital X-Rays Vs. Film X-Rays
Edmond Dentist Providing Digital X-Ray Advantage
A lot of people hear the word “x-ray” and they automatically know what our Edmond dentist is talking about, but if you haven’t had x-rays completed in a quite a while you may not be familiar with the new, digital form. What is the difference between film x-rays and digital x-rays, anyway? Our Edmond dentist and staff have the answer and today, we’re talking a little bit about the two types of x-rays to help you have a better understanding.
Let’s start with film x-rays. The film x-ray dates all the way back to 1895 when it was discovered by a German physicist by the name of Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen. Like old film from a camera, the x-ray film would have to be treated in a darkroom. This is why it would often take a longer period of time before doctors were able to obtain the results.
Next up, we’ll shed some light on digital x-rays. The new digital x-rays didn’t come around until 1987 when an inventor in France, Dr. Francis Mouyen, brought the technology to life in a radiography system called RadioVisioGraphy. Of course, since then technology has made leaps and bounds to bring us to the x-rays our Edmond dentist uses, today. What’s so wonderful about utilizing the new method is that patients no longer have to wait hours or days to receive information. The images are almost instantaneously transmitted to a monitor for the dentist to view.
This means that you get to spend much less time at your appointment. In addition, having instant photo documentation, in a computer, of your teeth means that our Edmond dentist doesn’t have to maintain bulky storage files and your information is kept safer! Our Edmond dentist values your time and privacy, therefore; we are more than happy to use the faster, safer digital x-ray option.
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