Dr. Ashraf chooses carefully 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 health of 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 extremely minimal. Dr. Ashraf utilizes digital imaging technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 75 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. We may be able to see cavities better.
The advantages of digital imaging enables us to not only store patient images, but also enables us to quickly transfer them to appropriate specialists or insurance companies.
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 one-sixth the radiation exposure to you.
Cone Beam CT Scan
We are committed to delivering the highest quality care while embracing the full complement of medical technology available today. We are one of the few offices in our area to have a cone beam CT scanner in our office. This technology elevates our abilities to diagnose, analyze, and predict our surgical therapeutic outcomes. The net result: better communication and understanding by the patient, more precise surgery and shorter recovery.
Our in-house CT scanner provides high definition CT scans with 3-D reconstructions of your anatomy. We choose a highly specialized unit that allows for a very narrow field of view to minimize your exposure to x-rays.
We use these sophisticated images when planning dental implants, diagnosing why a root canal failed or answering the question is my tooth cracked? Impacted teeth, pathologic lesions and evaluation of traumatic injuries are also clearly visualized with this unit. The scans can also be easily shared with your referring dentist or physician.