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Digital Radiography


Doctor and assistant viewing digital x-rayWe use dental x-rays for multiple reasons. Digital radiography helps our dentists detect problems that could otherwise go unnoticed even with regular x-rays. This modern tool is handy to diagnose and determine the best treatment for our patients.

At Thiells Dentist - Michael Bleyzer, DDS we are always investing in the newest technologies that can help us provide the best service to you.

Why We Use X-Rays


While we are trained to spot dental problems and use tools such as magnifying glasses to help us take care of you, sometimes we need other technology to give us a complete picture of your oral health. X-rays have been used for decades to help us detect conditions that are not visible to the naked eye.

This tool is an excellent choice when finding things like cavities or decay. It also helps us see problems in your jawbone and bite. In kids, we can see what further orthodontic treatment is needed very early.

What is Digital Radiography?


For the patient, the way in which we take a digital dental radiograph is similar to conventional x-rays. We use a sensor that’s placed in your mouth which takes a picture of your teeth, gums, and jaw. However, that’s where the similarities end. The sensor we use in digital radiography is connected to a computer and sends the images from your mouth directly to a screen.

Advantages of Digital Radiography


Digital radiography can not only help us diagnose and treat dental conditions more accurately and effectively, but it has many benefits for our patients including:
•  Shorter chair time: One of our primary goals is to get you treated and on your way to your daily activities as soon as possible. Using digital radiography allows us to address you on the same day, in many instances. This means fewer appointments and lower cost.
•  Better image quality: The images from digital radiography are far superior to those from x-rays, and we detect conditions that may not be visible from a traditional x-ray.
•  Lower radiation exposure: Even though dental x-rays were declared safe by the American Dental Association (ADA), many people are still concerned about being exposed to radiation. This technology uses up to 90 percent less radiation than conventional x-rays.
•  Digital radiography is also safer for the environment because there are no chemicals used in the development of film and our office saves space because the images are stored on a computer instead of a physical file that takes up space.

While digital radiography is an excellent tool to have in our office, in some cases, we cannot replace traditional x-rays in some cases. Many insurance companies don’t cover the use of digital x-rays, and sometimes, the newer option still can’t replace regular x-rays.

If you need to have x-rays, we will check with your insurance company to see if you’re a good candidate for digital radiography. You can expect a faster treatment time, and, in some cases, we will be able to treat you during the same appointment. Please call Thiells Dentist - Michael Bleyzer, DDS at (845) 429-8060 to find out more about the benefits of digital radiography.
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Michael Bleyzer, DDS

(845) 429-8060
14 Thiells Mt Ivy Rd
Pomona, NY 10970-3038
Right off of Exit 13 Palisades Parkway

Hours

Mon: 10am–7pm
Tues: 10am–6pm
Wed: 8am–5pm
Thurs: 10am–6pm
Saturday: 9am–3pm
Additional hours may be available by appointment


Serving entire Rockland County New York: Pomona, Suffern, Valley Cottage, New City, Congers, North Rockland Towns of Thiells, Stony Point, Garnerville, Haverstraw and West Haverstraw, and Tomkins Cove.

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