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Xray ImageDigital radiographs allow Dr. West to evaluate supporting structures of the face and jaws not visible in a clinical exam. Preferable to traditional x-ray films that require chemical processing, digital radiographs reduce the amount of radiation exposure to the dental patient significantly. In addition, digital x-rays use a lower dose of radiation than 3-D cone beam scans.

Dr. West is very conscientious about the use of radiographs and abides by the medical and dental “ALARA” principal, which means “as low as reasonably achievable.” This is why 3-D cone beam scans are only used when absolutely necessary, particularly in complex cases, rather than for every patient.

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