In 1996 we were one of the first offices one Long Island to incorperate digital X-rays into our practice. This allowed us to offer a safe, low radiation alternative to traditional dental X-rays. Compared to traditional X-rays, digital X-rays are more comfortable, faster and more accurate. Digital X-rays give Dr. Levy and Dr. Kotkin the potential to diagnose problems more precisely and at their earliest stages allowing for more conservative treatment.
Drs. Levy and Kotkin carefully choose when and if radiographs (X-rays) are to be taken using the latest in low dose X-ray technology. They follow the American Dental Association’s X-ray guidelines.
Radiographs are useful for the following reasons:
- Detecting cavities in between your teeth and under existing restorations;
- Determining bone levels and detecting periodontal disease (gum disease);
- Checking for the presence of abscesses, cysts or tumors of the jaws;
- Abnormalities in dental development;
- Damage due to traumatic injuries.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Drs. Levy and Kotkin utilize Dexis Digital X-Rays by Henry Schein in the office. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. With digital X-rays, radiation exposure is 1/6th that of traditional radiographs.
Digital X-rays can also help them retrieve valuable diagnostic information. Cavities may be better visualized as the image is viewed on a computer monitor, instead of holding an X-ray film up to the light.
Digital X-rays allow you, the patient, to be part of the diagnostic process. Drs. Levy and Kotkin will clearly explain to you their findings as you view your images on the computer monitor. They are always open to all your questions and concerns.
The advantages of digital imaging enables us to not only store patient images, but also to quickly transfer them to appropriate specialists or insurance companies, if necessary.