Radiation safety is of the utmost importance to Dr. Noraian, which is why he chooses carefully which and when to take radiographs, or x-rays. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs. Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Dr. Noraian utilizes
the latest Sirona Schick Digital Imaging Technologies within both offices. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 90 percent less when compared to traditional dental radiographs with images available in as quick as 4 seconds. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. We may be able to see cavities better. Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to a lightbox. Digital X-rays result in 1/10th the radiation exposure to you.