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Digital X-Rays

Digital X-Rays in Manhattan, NY

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About Digital X-Rays

During every patient’s annual dental exam at Cosmetic Dental Studios in Midtown East Manhattan, Dr. Victoria Veytsman will take digital X-rays to check the health of the patient’s teeth, bone, and surrounding tissues. Digital X-rays help Dr. Veytsman to notice the development of cavities, cysts, abscesses, impacted teeth, and bone loss. Intraoral X-rays are taken from inside the mouth and extraoral X-rays are taken from outside of the mouth. The type of X-ray the patient receives will vary based on their needs, but the most common are:

  • Periapical: entire tooth, from crown to supporting bone
  • Bite-Wing: lower and upper back teeth
  • Panoramic: teeth, jaws, and sinuses
  • Occlusal: the bite of the upper of lower jaw

What to Expect

Digital X-rays take no more than 5 minutes to complete and are not painful for the patient. A digital sensor will be positioned in or around the patient’s mouth. The picture is taken and instantly sent to a computer where the X-rays can be viewed by Dr. Veytsman and easily stored in the patient’s file for future reference. Keeping past X-rays helps Dr. Veytsman to see the patient’s progress over time and makes it easier to notice changes.

Treatment Aftercare

After the X-rays are taken, Dr. Veytsman will go over any concerns she sees with the patient. Dr. Veytsman will then go through the patient’s options for treatment or any recommendations for home care to prevent possible problems. Digital X-rays use a smaller amount of radiation compared to traditional X-rays, but patients should still wear a lead apron and let Dr. Veytsman know if they are pregnant or breastfeeding so extra precautions can be taken.

Anticipated Costs

Since digital X-rays are a preventative procedure, most insurance will cover the costs, minus the patient’s copay. Our office will call to determine the patient’s coverage before billing.

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Digital X-rays help Dr. Veytsman see and prevent dental problems, like cavities and gum disease. An annual dental exam with digital X-rays at Cosmetic Dental Studios in New York, NY is an important part of every patient’s oral health care plan.

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