What Are Digital Dental X-Rays?
Digital dental x-rays, also known as digital dental radiographs, are often administered during an annual dental exam to provide a better picture of your teeth and gums. They make it easier for dentist Dr. Brian Saltzman to diagnose concerns that aren't visible, and to learn about the health of the inside of your teeth, gums, and jaw. There are several dental problems that can be seen on digital dental x-rays such as tooth decay, cavities, cysts, abscesses, bone atrophy, and impactions. If these problems are discovered in the early stages, they may have more treatment options that are less invasive. As part of your dental exam at Lincoln Peak Dental in Middlebury, VT, digital dental imaging will help Dr. Saltzman more accurately diagnose and treat oral health issues.
"Very cordial staff. Technically top notch diagnostic equipment. Comprehensive and high quality dental care."- F.P. / Google / Feb 06, 2024
"Dr. Saltzman and his wonderful staff are fantastic! Pleasant environment, understanding of my special needs, and top end technology!"- D.W. / Google / Sep 02, 2023
"Always a great experience with Dr. Saltzman and staff! Everyone in the office goes above and beyond, just amazing service all around!!"- H.B. / Google / Oct 15, 2021
"Wendy at Saltzman Dentistry is the BEST Dental Hygienist around! Go See Her for your Next Cleaning!!"- M.S. / Google / Jun 15, 2021
"I get compliments from other dentists on the work done by Dr. Saltzman. He is very professional, knowledgeable and calming to me who has anxiety when receiving dental work. I wish I still lived near Midd to get my dental care here. The hygienists are very friendly and through in cleaning my teeth."- J.B. / Google / Apr 30, 2021
Should I Get Digital X-Rays?
For most patients, dental x-rays are a part of your annual dental exam. Digital dental x-rays can be administered for preventative purposes or if you are experiencing dental issues of any kind. Even though digital dental x-rays use significantly less radiation than traditional dental x-rays, Lincoln Peak Dental tries to limit the amount of exposure that is delivered to every patient. While digital dental x-rays are typically safe for any patient, female patients who are breastfeeding or pregnant should inform Dr. Saltzman at the start of the dental exam so extra cautionary steps can be taken.
How Are Digital Dental X-Rays Performed?
Often performed at the beginning of your appointment, digital dental x-rays take about 5 – 10 minutes to complete. Many patients will have a set of dental x-rays to show the needed areas. Once they are complete, they are uploaded to our computer system. Dr. Saltzman will review your scans with you and will show you any issues. If necessary we can discuss treatment options and next steps.
What Can I Expect After My Digital Dental X-Rays?
After your appointment, you can go home and carry on with your day. Digital dental x-rays do not require any downtime or cause any pain. Your digital dental images will be stored with your file at Lincoln Peak Dental so Dr. Saltzman can view changes over time and address any growing concerns.
Are Digitial X-Rays in Middlebury, VT Covered By Insurance?
Usually, dental insurance plans will pay for the cost of digital dental x-rays as part of an annual dental exam. Our office will talk to your insurance company to determine potential costs. For any out-of-pocket costs or if you are not using dental insurance, Lincoln Peak Dental takes several methods of payment and we can assist you with finding medical financing.
An Accurate Image With Digital Dental X-Rays
Digital dental imaging is a useful technology that can help diagnose hidden oral health problems. As part of a regular dental examination, they can give dentist Dr. Saltzman an in-depth understanding of your mouth and allow him to see any hidden issues. To improve your oral health, contact our team in Middlebury, VT to make an appointment for your next dental exam with digital dental imaging.