Digital x-rays, or radiographs, are completed during a dental exam to provide a better picture of your teeth and gums. These low-radiation x-rays produce highly detailed images that allow skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeons Drs. Stephen DeMarco, Diego Miron, Timothy Adams, and Luis Delgado to diagnose concerns that are not easily visible and to understand more about the health of your teeth, jawbone, sinus cavities, and other oral and facial structures. If issues, like bone loss, cysts, oral infections, and tooth impaction, are identified early, we may be able to better preserve your oral health and provide you with less invasive treatment options. During your dental exam at Capital District Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons in Albany, NY, digital imaging will be used to aid our surgical team in diagnosing and treating oral issues to improve your overall health, comfort, and wellness.
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"We Had the most wonderful experience at both locations with Dr. Delgado, who went above and beyond to help my father, he had some serious dental issues that were stopping him from eating or drinking as he’s in the final stages of his battle with liver cancer we really needed to get his dental issues taken care of ASAP and they got us in right away and even did dental surgery the day of our initial intake visit cause it’s hard to get him out of the house let alone a hour drive. Our whole family is so thankful for dr delgado and staff I won’t get into details but when I say he went above and beyond we really mean it we were in a tuff spot and he was there to help, he gave us a Christmas miracle by helping my dad we are so grateful and from the bottom of our hearts we appreciate everything they did for us! HIGHLY recommend this place and we recommend you request Dr Delgado who is truly amazing!! Also his assistant that helped us at the Albany location on our first visit there was fabulous I wish I could remember her name but she made us feel so comfortable and she also went out of her way to help my dad, I can’t say enough good things about her! I hope she sees this because I would like to say Thank you so much for everything you and dr Delgado did for my dad you truly helped his quality of life and will forever be Grateful!!"- A.Y. / Google / Dec 19, 2020
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"Dr. DeMarco was recommended by my General Dentist to provide 2 dental implants. Dr. DeMarco explained in detail what he would be doing, each of the steps, and the approximate time frames for each step. He is an excellent communicator and a caring and compassionate professional. All of the office staff, from receptionists to dental assistants and technicians, are great to work with. The entire office atmosphere is very comforting. I highly recommend Dr. DeMarco and his practice."- J.H. / Healthgrades / Jun 11, 2020
Digital x-rays may be taken in our office to evaluate your oral pain, conditions, or treatment needs or forwarded to our team by your referring dentist. There are several dental and oral concerns that may be diagnosed with digital images, such as cavities, abscesses, cysts and tumors, tooth impactions, and bone loss. Even though digital x-rays use up to 90 percent less radiation than traditional film x-rays, our team at Capital District Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons prefers to limit patient exposure and only takes them as necessary to diagnose oral conditions or aid in treating these concerns. While digital x-rays are usually safe for most individuals, patients who are breastfeeding or may be pregnant should talk to your oral surgeon at the beginning of the exam so that extra cautionary steps can be taken.
What to Expect
Committed to offering the latest in technology to our patients, our advanced digital imaging takes less than five minutes to complete. The number and type of x-rays recommended will depend on your individual treatment needs and oral health concerns. After they are taken, these crisp, highly detailed images are transmitted directly to your chart within our computer system and can be viewed by you and our surgical team throughout your exam. We will thoroughly assess any issues and go over your treatment options.
A set of digital x-rays will generally be taken during your first visit with our practice and then as needed to complete your care or monitor your oral health. For certain visits, a whole mouth set may be taken to get a comprehensive view of the teeth, gums, and jaw. Your digital x-rays will be stored with other information at Capital District Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons so that our oral surgeons can watch for trends and chart any developing problems.
Typically, dental insurance plans will include and cover digital imaging costs as part of a dental exam for diagnostic or treatment needs. Our office will talk to your insurance provider to determine your coverage amounts. If you have any out-of-pocket costs or if you are not using dental insurance, Capital District Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons accepts several easy payment methods and may be able to assist you with finding medical financing.
X-rays are a useful technology that can help to diagnose oral health issues. As part of an annual dental exam, digital x-rays can give our team of expert oral surgeons a unique understanding of your health and allow us to diagnose any hidden conditions that may require our care. For more information on our advanced digital technology, contact Capital District Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons in Albany, NY to schedule your treatment consultation.