The Benefits of Visiting a Dentist Who Uses Digital Radiography and Intraoral Cameras

The Benefits of Visiting a Dentist Who Uses Digital Radiography and Intraoral Cameras

X-rays have long been a common part of yearly dental checkups, used by dentists to evaluate abnormalities in the teeth and gums that may require treatment. However, the X-ray process has vastly improved with the use of digital radiography. In addition to being safer than traditional film X-rays, digital X-rays produce more accurate images with minimal discomfort to the patient. Here are some of the features of digital radiography that will enhance the quality of your dental care:


  • Instantly available images: Without the need to develop film images, your dentist can take X-rays and review them with you immediately. Using a computer screen, the images are easily enhanced, enlarged, and stored to streamline your dentist visits. The image quality is higher than that of film and the images can instantly be shared between computers and sent to specialists.


  • Lower doses of radiation: Digital radiography is a safe diagnostic procedure because it produces only a fraction of the radiation of film X-rays. Plus, the images can be touched up after they are taken so the necessity to retake X-rays is fairly low.


  • Better patient understanding of oral hygiene: Using the advanced images of digital X-rays coupled with the live imaging of intraoral cameras, your dentist can explain the necessity for certain dental treatments while showing you the extent of damage. While X-rays show the teeth below the gums, intraoral cameras show patients the outer surfaces of the teeth and gums on a high-resolution screen.


If you would like to experience the benefits of high-tech digital radiography, then schedule an appointment with Dr. John Carson, DDS at (520) 514-7203. Our office provides preventative, cosmetic, and restorative services using the latest in dental technology, including digital X-rays and intraoral cameras.

Keeping Our Patients Safe and Healthy at John R. Carson D.D.S., P.C.

Dear Patients,

As all of you know, our vision here at John R. Carson D.D.S., P.C. is to partner with patients to achieve the best for their long-term oral and overall health. We are honored to serve you. In light of current coronavirus/COVID-19 concerns affecting the world and an order from the Arizona Governor we, like all dental offices in Arizona, are closed for anything other than dental emergencies until April 3rd.

If you have a dental emergency, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are committed now and always to your needs.

The offices of John R. Carson D.D.S., P.C. continues to employ the most up-to-date infection control procedures and our record proves that they work really well! Rest assured that the infection control and standard precautions that we always employed are excellent deterrents to COVID-19 and every other virus. In addition to the routine steps we take, we are being even more vigilant of all the areas in the office. Surfaces in the reception area, front desk area, consultation area and restroom, which would normally be cleaned and disinfected daily, are now being disinfected throughout the day. Hand sanitizer is readily available in all areas of the practice for your use.

During this confusing and stressful time, staying healthy helps you fight off any challenge! Know that we take our role as your healthcare partner very seriously and are here to help! For the latest information and guidance, please refer to the CDC’s COVID-19 situation webpage, the Department of Public Health website, or ADA.

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