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Digital X-Rays in Chicago and Hinsdale, IL

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what is a Digital X-Ray?

Digital x-rays or radiographs are done as needed during a dental exam to provide a more thorough picture of your oral health. X-rays make it easier for dentist Dr. Jeffrey Weller to diagnose concerns that aren't visible by the naked eye, and to understand more about your oral health by showing the interior of your teeth, jawbone, and gums. There are several oral health conditions that may be diagnosed with digital images including decay, cavities, abscesses, cysts, bone loss, and impactions. If these conditions are discovered in the early stages, you may have more effective and less invasive treatment options. As part of a dental exam at Weller Dental in Chicago or Hinsdale, IL, x-rays will help Dr. Weller accurately diagnose and correct dental conditions.

Am I A Candidate?

For most patients, x-rays are included in your dental examination. Digital x-rays may be performed as part of a preventive dental treatment plan or if you are concerned about pain in your mouth. Even though digital x-rays emit significantly less radiation compared to film x-rays, Weller Dental likes to limit patient exposure. Digital x-rays are usually safe for all patients; however, female patients who are breastfeeding or may be pregnant should talk to Dr. Weller at the start of their appointment so extra cautionary steps may be taken.

What can I expect?

Often performed at the start of your dental exam, digital imaging takes around 5 – 10 minutes to do. Many patients will get a full series of x-rays during their initial visit to show the needed areas. Once the x-rays are complete, they will be uploaded to be viewed by you and Dr. Weller throughout your examination. He will show you any areas of concern and discuss treatment options as necessary.

What is the Follow Up?

A set of digital images will generally be performed at your dental examination. For certain exams, a full mouth set may be performed for a more comprehensive view of your teeth, gums, and jaw. Your digital images will be stored with your oral health file at Weller Dental so Dr. Weller can view trends and address any developing problems.  We will take a full series of digital images every 3 years and update bitewing cavity detecting x-rays every 12 months.

can I Use my Insurance?

Usually, dental insurance will include and cover digital imaging costs as part of a dental examination. Our office can talk to your insurance company to estimate potential balances. If you have any remaining costs or if you are not using insurance, Weller Dental accepts several methods of payment and we can give you information on financing.

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X-rays are an advanced technology that can help to diagnose oral issues. As a step in a dental examination, digital x-rays can give Dr. Weller a unique understanding that allows him to diagnose developing conditions to be corrected before you feel pain. To improve your oral health, contact our team in Chicago or Hinsdale, IL to make an appointment for your dental examination with x-rays.

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