Dr. C. Richard Gerber Adopted Digital Radiography at His Practice for Higher-quality Dental Care in St. Marys, WV
C. Richard Gerber, DDS
Dr. C. Richard Gerber Adopted Digital Radiography at His Practice for Higher-quality Dental Care in St. Marys, WV.
Dental technology has developed greatly over the years, improving every step of dental care, from treatment to diagnosis, and one such technological advancement is the digital X-ray. The X-ray machine is an important piece of equipment in all dental practices, and the digital X-ray provides a safer and more convenient way to view patients’ teeth. Many dentists have chosen to adopt this technology for its multitude of benefits, and at his practice in St. Marys, WV, Dr. C. Richard Gerber has as well.
Digital X-rays are taken in a similar manner to traditional dental X-rays. However, the X-ray images are captured by a digital sensor, rather than by film, placed in the patient’s mouth. This sensor is connected to an imaging program on a computer that projects the image, allowing Dr. Gerber to view the structures of his patients’ teeth more closely and with better accuracy than traditional dental X-rays. Better images mean there is a greater chance that the dentist will spot problems sooner and fix them before they can become more serious or painful.
In addition to clearer images, digital X-rays are also superior to traditional X-rays because they produce up to 80 percent less radiation. Because the digital sensor is much more sensitive to radiation than film, less is needed to form an accurate image. While traditional X-rays are considered safe by professionals, those who receive X-rays frequently or who are concerned about radiation can feel more comfortable with digital radiography.
By utilizing digital radiography, Dr. C. Richard Gerber can be sure that his patients are receiving the best dental care available. To schedule an appointment in St. Marys,WV, call (304) 684-2204. For more information about the dentist and his services, please visit www.gerberdds.com.