X-rays are a vital part of the dental care process revealing sources of damage and discomfort that are hidden under the surface of your smile. When treating children, they assist doctors like Dr. Leslie Buckley in identifying potential developmental concerns at the earliest stages. Here in the Spring Hill neighborhood, our team is happy to leave the traditional method of taking X-rays in the past and instead invested in a smoother, safer alternative – digital radiography. Patients from Mobile, AL and beyond are welcome to contact Dr. Leslie’s today if you have any questions about our available services or if you’re ready to schedule your first appointment.
In the past, X-rays had to be captured on film, slowly developed in a darkroom, and stored in big, inconvenient filing systems, not to mention the radiation involved. Thankfully, our digital technology has improved this process in every way. The numerous benefits of relying on digital X-rays for you and your child’s care include:
- Instead of having to spend hours waiting on results, we transfer exceptionally detailed images of a patients’ smiles to our computer system in seconds. There’s no need for hazardous chemicals either!
- Dr. Leslie enjoys being able to help younger patients better understand their oral health. With digital X-rays, our team is able to magnify, rotate, and even color-code the images to improve our educational approach.
- Do the X-rays need to be sent to an insurance company or outside specialist? This can be handled simply, safely, and at lightning speed.
- The amount of radiation patients are exposed to during this process is reduced by up to 90% when compared with traditional X-rays for optimal patient safety.