Digital radiography is a very sophisticated imaging process that takes advantage of x-rays, special sensors and digital technologies. Digital radiography does not require developing time or harsh developing chemicals, like older x-rays did – so it not only saves time, it is very beneficial for the environment. Digital radiography uses less radiation to get the same image quality, and the image is ready for viewing by Doctor McFarland almost instantly.
Doctor McFarland can view the digital radiography images in the treatment room, where he can also manipulate the digital images of your mouth and magnify suspect areas in teeth, bone and tissue. This allows the doctor to make accurate diagnoses much earlier than was possible with old film x-rays that produced very small images for viewing and analysis.
During complex dental procedures such as root canals and dental implants, Doctor McFarland can take new digital radiography images and view them immediately – to ensure the procedures performed in your mouth are perfect, thus preventing unnecessary future problems and visits. The use of digital radiography has fostered significant advancements in all fields of medicine. These advancements have been clearly demonstrated by dramatic improvements in diagnosis and patient care.
McFarland Family Dentistry is very pleased to be able to afford patients the quality of diagnosis and treatment afforded by our Panorex x-ray system, also known as Orthopantomogram (OPG) or Dental Panoramic Radiograph (DPR). The Panorex produces amazingly clear digital radiography images for Doctor McFarland’s use in your dental care.
It only takes a minute to have a Panorex image made in our office. We have a special room dedicated to the machine for patient privacy. The Panorex doesn’t require the uncomfortable placement of numerous, hard devices into the mouth, like traditional dental x-rays. We will help you get positioned and then adjust the machine to fit you perfectly. Then you get to watch as the imager moves in a semicircle from one side of your head to the other. The images will be ready for the doctor to review in just a few minutes.