For decades, general dentists in Chicago have been relying on x-rays as a basic component of providing comprehensive care. Gone are the days of worrying about exposure to high levels of radiation just to have some photos taken of your teeth. At North Michigan Avenue Dental Group, we only use digital x-rays because they’re safer, faster, and more reliable than ever before.
Compared to those old, film-based x-rays, digital x-rays are far more superior. Digital x-rays:
- Are created much more easily and quickly
- Don’t require harmful, toxic chemicals
- Emit up to 80 to 90 percent less radiation
You can see that digital x-rays are what’s best for you, your smile, and our environment.
Our dentists also have another cool x-ray-type tool they can use known as the Dexis CariVu™. This is a compact, portable way for your dentist to detect caries or cavities by using something called transillumination. This revolutionary dental technology makes your tooth enamel appear transparent while any porous lesions that may be present will absorb the light rays. We can essentially see through a tooth to gain a better understanding of its internal structure and possible damage or decay. Has it been a while since your last set of dental x-rays? No worries! Schedule your comprehensive exam today and we’ll take care of you and your smile.