Robert B. Ruyak, DMD

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Reduced Radiation with Digital X-rays

One of medicine’s most remarkable achievements is the use of X-rays to see inside the body without having a surgeon stick a scalpel in your face. Radiation from dental imaging has attracted more controversy in recent years as computed tomography (CT) scans become more common in dentistry and as more becomes known about radiation’s long-term effects. Here at the dental practice of Dr. Robert Ruyak our X-rays are panoramic digital images where a digital sensor is placed inside your mouth to take an image and then downloaded into our computer.

Using digital images reduces the radiation by 75%, there is no waiting time for an X-ray to develop, and there are no chemicals used in the process to pollute the environment. While the diagnostic benefits of this technology have been addressed, very few folks may realize that digital radiography is also quite cost-effective. Another added benefit? The digital X-ray is available immediately with a complete view of your mouth in just one shot, reducing your treatment time as well!

To learn more about digital X-rays as well as services provided at the office, give us a call or visit for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert Ruyak, DMD at his practice in Bethlehem, PA, call 610-861-0777.

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