Digital X-rays Specialist

Yonkers Dental Arts

General & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Westchester, Yonkers, NY

When you have unexplained tooth pain or concerns about other dental issues, digital X-rays offer immediate insight into what’s wrong. At Yonkers Dental Arts in Yonkers, New York, Alicia Schraner, DDS, offers the convenience of on-site digital X-rays for a thorough evaluation of your dental health and a quick diagnosis of your existing condition. If you’re in Westchester County, learn more about the benefits of digital X-ray technology for advanced dental care by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online today.

Digital X-rays Q & A

Why do I need digital X-rays?

Yonkers Dental Arts offers the latest advancements in dental technology to provide you with the highest standard of care. Dr. Schraner and her staff offer in-office digital X-ray service for accurate diagnostics of common dental problems and an evaluation of your overall dental health.

You may need digital X-rays yearly to check your oral health, and during other appointments to detect issues like:

  • Cancer
  • Infections
  • Tooth decay
  • Cracks or fractures
  • Disease-related bone loss

Dr. Schraner may also request digital X-rays if you’re scheduled for dental work, getting implants, or need dentures. Based on the results of your test, she can create a custom treatment plan to address existing dental issues.

If you smoke or have a history of cancer or other dental diseases, you may need digital X-rays more frequently. Children and teens also require more frequent X-rays to allow Dr. Schraner to monitor and track dental changes.

What can I expect when getting digital X-rays?

Digital X-rays are painless and take only a few minutes to complete. Dr. Schraner and her staff ensure you’re comfortably seated before they prepare you for the X-rays. You may be asked to hold your head still in certain positions as the X-ray technology takes the necessary images.

Because the information is digital, Dr. Schraner can immediately access your X-ray images on a computer to make prompt diagnostic decisions for your treatment. She can also use the information available on the X-rays to create a customized plan for addressing existing oral health issues.

Are digital X-rays safer than traditional X-rays?

Traditional X-rays use radiation to create the images of your teeth. Digital X-rays still use radiation, but usually up to 90% less than traditional technology.

In addition to using less radiation, digital X-rays are more versatile than traditional films. Dr. Schraner can enhance and enlarge images as needed to better understand your existing dental issues. If you need a referral to a specialist, digital X-rays can easily be shared through email.

If you have questions about digital X-rays or need to schedule a diagnostic appointment, call Yonkers Dental Arts or book a visit online today.