Dr. Grizzaffi chooses carefully which and when radiographs are taken. 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 levels, and examine the health of 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. Grizzaffi utilizes digital imaging technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. In addition, the radiograph is displayed on a computer monitor attached to each dental chair. This allows Dr. Grizzaffi to show his patients the radiograph on a much larger scale than in the past.
The advantages of digital imaging also enables us to not only store patient images, but quickly transfer them to appropriate specialists or insurance companies.