Digital X-Rays In Toronto
At Fortinsky Dentistry, we use digital radiography (digital X-ray), the latest technology used to take dental X-rays. This safe technique uses a digital sensor (instead of X-ray film) that captures and stores the digital image on a computer. This image can be instantly viewed and enlarged, helping the dentist detect problems more easily.
As holistic dental practitioners, Fortinsky Dentistry supports the use of digital x-rays because they produce significantly lower levels of radiation compared to traditional dental X-rays—anywhere from 80 to 90% less. Not only are digital X-rays better for the health and safety of the patient, they are faster to take, which allows more time to discuss the health of your mouth rather than waiting for the X-ray film to be developed. Also, since the digital image is captured electronically, there is no need to develop the X-rays, thus eliminating the disposal of harmful waste and chemicals into the environment.
Even though digital X-rays produce a low level of radiation and are considered very safe, dentists still take necessary precautions to limit the patient’s exposure to radiation. These precautions include only taking the necessary X-rays, and using a lead apron shield to protect the body.
Dental X-rays are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. Dentists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan. Without X-rays, problem areas can go undetected.
Some of the issues that dental X-rays may reveal include:
• Decay between the teeth
• Infections or cysts
• Bone loss
• Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors
• Developmental abnormalities
• Poor tooth and root positions
• Problems inside the tooth or below the gum line
Detecting and treating dental problems at an early stage can save you time, money, unnecessary discomfort and your teeth!
In keeping with our holistic and comprehensive approach to dental care and treatment, Fortinsky Dentistry offers homeopathic remedies for dental complaints such as toothaches, facial pain, post-treatment discomfort.
To treat your cavities and tooth decay, Fortinsky Dentistry offers white composite fillings to create a natural look for your teeth and restoring them to their original shape and function. Following our holistic approach to dentistry, we only use white filling materials without BPA.
Choosing the right dentist is an individual decision. Fortinsky Dentistry is a family-friendly place with comprehensive care that is customized to the needs of each of our patients. From the moment you first contact us, we’ll strive to make sure you are accommodated.
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