Exams & X-rays
Safer and Faster X-rays
With our new state-of-the-art Computed Dental Radiography or CDR you can get the necessary care without unnecessary radiation. X-rays play an invaluable role in the diagnosis of dental problems. We need to have a complete set of X-rays to completely diagnose a patient's needed care but many people are concerned about exposure to x-ray radiation. CDR eliminates these worries because it requires 90% less radiation than conventional film x-rays. So a complete set of X-Rays (18 films) has the radiation of only 2-3 conventional films.
It is as accurate as conventional x-rays and even reveals things film can't. The CDR image can be magnified 300 times its normal size to enhance diagnosis, manipulated to correct contrast, and color-adjusted to reveal hidden problems. We can measure things more accurately and back-light teeth to see things that never could be seen with conventional film.
CDR images are instantaneous. Once the sensor is exposed to X-rays the image is sent directly to the computer monitor. The image is seen in a matter of seconds. Dr. Widen or Dr. Schwartz can be in a different room viewing the X-rays as they are taken, to free up more time to discuss the treatment options with you. No time is wasted processing and mounting x-ray film. So our staff spends less time in the dark room and more time with you, discussing the health of your teeth.
The Schick CDR system uses no film or chemicals, so we don't have to worry about disposing of hazardous processing waste or smelling the developer and fixer solutions anymore! That's good news for the you and the environment.
Additionally, CDR x-rays are covered under your basic x-ray benefits, so there's no reduction in your insurance benefits.
So please allow us to take the necessary X-rays to get the whole picture and make an accurate diagnosis.