It’s impossible to prescribe effective preventive dental treatment without accurate diagnostic tools, which is why Dr Hanson’s (Louisville preventive dentist) uses only advanced digital dental x-rays. The advantages of digital dental x-rays include faster diagnosis, less radiation, and image adjustment tools to better evaluate the x-rays. Comparing digital x-rays to the older film x-rays, the radiation exposure is reduced by at least 50% and the images can be viewed on the computer screen in a matter of seconds. Digital dental x-rays can be enlarged for better visibility, electronically stored for easy access to pervious images and conveniently email to you or another specialist as needed.
Have you ever had injury or been diagnosed with a disease to your tooth or an area of the mouth you couldn’t see? Dr. Hanson uses intraoral cameras, which is a very small camera (some are a few millimetres long) which allows him to take images of your mouth, teeth, and gums with accurate detail. Dr. Hanson can view these captured images immediately and they can be enlarged on the computer screen. Therefore, you can see your true dental condition for yourself! Just like digital x-rays, these images are stored electronically and are easily transferred via email to any specialist.