About Digital X-Rays
Digital X-rays are quickly replacing the traditional X-ray at dental facilities across the country and Laser Smile Studio, in Denton, TX is no exception! Board-certified Dental Physician, Dr. Todd McCracken, believes in offering his patients the best technology available, which is why our facility now offers digital X-rays. This diagnostic tool allows our dental team to take amazingly accurate images of the teeth and closely observe them through the use of an associated imaging program. This state-of-the-art technology also emits 80% less radiation than traditional X-ray technology, which in-turn, is safer for the patient. To learn more about digital X-rays, please don't hesitate to call our staff today.
"They are just simply amazing the Doctor is very knowledgeable fulfilling your specific dental needs. He is very dedicated and understanding. His staff is lovely, I love Shelly, she is a very resourceful hygienist and she brought my confidence back in dental care."- W.M. / Facebook / Mar 15, 2019
"The personal care and service is terrific! The whole family has been going there for years."- M.D. / SmileReminder / Dec 31, 2019
"Great Dr. And support staff"- R.R. / SmileReminder / Apr 09, 2021
"Few things cause me to have greater anxiety than going to the dentist. I tense up, my heart rate makes a hummingbird's look slow, and I'm often a puddle of perspiration at the end of the appointment. So I very much appreciated Dr. McCracken's empathy and his approach to pain avoidance and pain management. I had 4 cracked teeth that needed crowns, which amped up my anxiety level to new heights. Thankfully the sedation and local anesthetic worked to perfection for the temporary crown installations during the first appointment. And Dr. McCracken exhibited great patience with me in the second appointment (to install the permanent crowns), when I needed additional local anesthetic to alleviate lingering sensitivity."- B.B. / SmileReminder / Apr 07, 2021
"I love your staff and Shelly is gentle when cleaning the teeth. I like that they don't push fluoride on me as I don't believe in Fluoride."- D.K. / SmileReminder / Apr 03, 2021
What to Expect
After your teeth are cleaned and polished, we will begin your digital X-rays. Getting digital X-rays at our office is simple and fast. Even our youngest patients know that getting X-rays at our office is nothing to worry about during their appointments. The entire digital X-ray session usually takes about 5 – 10 minutes. Once the needed images are taken, the X-rays are uploaded and can be visible during your appointment in a matter of moments.
Most patients will have a series of digital X-rays taken, including:
- Panoramic view of the entire mouth, all teeth, the jaws, and sinuses
- Periapical views to show the entire length of a tooth
- Bite-wing images of the lower and upper back teeth
- Occlusal view (images of the bite), if needed
We Take Caution
We still protect our patients from radiation exposure even though the digital X-ray produces much less radiation than the traditional X-rays of the past. Our patients are asked to wear the lead apron as an added precaution. We take additional care with women who are pregnant or breast feeding. However, if you are pregnant, please inform our dental staff immediately. We want to protect all of our patients from radiation exposure, no matter how small.
Many dental insurance plans cover your digital X-rays as a part of preventative dentistry. Keep in mind that digital X-rays at our office vary in price. However, our Financial Coordinator can contact your insurance to determine any out-of-pocket costs. We also offer several payment planning methods to help break up the costs over a series of monthly payments if by chance the cost is not covered by your dental insurance plan.
Plan Your Procedure
The Whole Picture
Schedule your appointment today, and we will provide you with all the information needed to have digital X-rays at your dental examination. We can diagnose your dental problems with ease as the image is instantly populated on a computer screen. At your appointment, you deserve to see the whole picture! Digital X-rays can help our dentist customize your treatment plan, and provide you with the precise care you need to keep that smile gorgeous.