Dr. Wilburn carefully chooses which and how many radiographs are taken for his patients. This includes when and how often they are taken as well. He follows well established guidelines recommended by the American Dental Association, tempered by his professional judgment of a patient’s particular situation. Radiographs allow us to see disease that we cannot see with our eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth and analyze the health of the bone that holds the teeth. We can also examine the roots and nerves of the teeth; diagnose “silent” disease lesions in the bone such as cysts, tumors, infections and even cancer. Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time and dosage for dental radiographs is extremely minimal.
Dr. Wilburn utilizes Digital Imaging for radiographs. With digital imaging, X-Ray exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images on the computer and to quickly and easily transfer them electronically to physicians, dental specialists or insurance companies as needed.