To Err Is Human, but…

Well, this is a little unsettling. According to a study recently published in the European Journal of Orthodontics, of nearly 1300 panoramic x-rays analyzed by the research team, 96% – 96%! – had between one and five errors. The most common? Failure to have the tongue in contact with the hard palate. And most of …

Should X-Rays Ever Be “Routine”?

X-ray imaging is an important diagnostic tool in dentistry. Letting the dentist see “hidden” areas such as the roots, between teeth and under fillings and other restorations, x-rays help your dentist spot any decay or other problems early on, when treatment is usually much less involved and less expensive. They also let dentists better track …

The Benefits of Digital X-Rays

Recently, we ran across an article about dentists switching from conventional x-rays to digital as if it were some brand new thing. But quality, digital, dental x-ray systems have been around for a while. We’ve been digital-only in our office for about six years now, and are very happy we made the switch – and …