Radiation safety is of the utmost importance to Dr. Noraian, which is why he chooses carefully when to take radiographs or x-rays. There are many guidelines that he follows. Radiographs allow Dr. Noraian to see everything that cannot be seen through the naked eye. Radiographs enable him to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. Dr. Noraian 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 in 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 four seconds. Digital imaging can also help him retrieve valuable diagnostic information. He may be able to see cavities better. Digital imaging allows Dr. Noraian to store patient images and enables him to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
Digital X-rays offer more precision since they can be displayed 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.