Barry Sporer, DMD, PC -  - Dentist

80 Park Avenue Dental

Barry Sporer, DMD, PC

Dentist & Prosthodontist located in Midtown East, New York, NY

Digital Technology (X-Rays) Specialist

Dr. Sporer is committed to providing advanced, state-of-the-art treatments and care for his patients from Manhattan and the Greater New York City area, including digital x-rays that provide highly-accurate images with far less radiation than traditional film x-rays.

Digital Technology (X-Rays) Q&A

by Barry Sporer, DMD, PC

What are digital x-rays?

Digital x-rays are a type of diagnostic imaging that uses special digital sensors instead of photographic film to create images of your teeth and jaws. They use less radiation than traditional x-rays, and because the images are stored digitally, they can be easily shared with other oral care providers for consultation.

Why do I have to have x-rays taken?

X-rays are an important part of regular dental care, providing a way for the dentist to see inside your teeth in places that can't be evaluated by eye or with other techniques like probes and picks. They help show the extent of decay or trauma as well as providing clear images of a tooth's root system, and serve as important tools in determining treatment options and guiding restorative care. They're also important for providing information before extractions, root canals or implants.

How are digital x-rays taken?

Digital x-rays are taken in much the same way as a traditional x-ray: The dentist or hygienist will insert a special plate in your mouth similar to the plates used in film x-rays. The plate uses special digital sensors to create images that are then sent directly to a computer for processing. The processing occurs very quickly, which means Dr. Sporer will be able to evaluate them right away.

How often will I need to have dental x-rays taken?

That depends on your age and your dental history. Dr. Sporer will be able to determine whether x-rays are needed based on your risk for oral disease or the type of treatment you need, as well as what he finds during your office exam.

Are digital x-rays dangerous?

No. in fact, digital x-rays use very little radiation – about 90 percent less than traditional film x-rays, which have been determined to be safe for clinical use.


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    "His office is very clean and professional. His dental hygienists are very thorough. Dr. Sporer himself is very nice, friendly and competent."

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    "Great disposition, caring, and will never do more than he absolutely needs to. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Barry Sporer. You'll be in great hands!"

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80 Park Avenue Dental
80 Park Ave., Ste. 1C
Midtown East

New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-697-5988
Fax: 212-986-8305
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