Our modern dental office uses digital radiography, also called digital x-rays — allowing us to eliminate up to 90% of your radiation exposure.
Using this technology, we are able to take an x-ray of your mouth using a small sensor, which records the image of your teeth and sends it to a computer. The result is a highly detailed image of your mouth that can easily be enhanced to better diagnosis dental concerns and determine the very best treatment for each patient.
The term x-ray describes a focused beam of particles passed through bone to produce an image of bone’s structure on special film. This provides the familiar black and white images doctors and dentists use to diagnose problems and disease. Without an x-ray of the whole tooth and supporting bone and gum tissues, there would be no way to detect infection or pathology that requires attention.
The staff at River Ridge Dentistry takes pride in operating a completely digital — and paperless —dental office. This means that all x-rays and charting are made and recorded with the aid of the computer.
This advanced technology allows us to maintain your dental records electronically, and cuts down the unnecessary paperwork needed for traditional paper charting.
Traditional paper charting is difficult to keep standardized from doctor to hygienist to assistant. Even handwriting differences and coding make the charts look different. The computer eliminates this problem by using consistent charting methods that are accurate and precise, making it easy to read your dental chart and see up-to-date information. Digital charting standardizes the charting process so it is clear, easy to understand, and enables us to provide on the most accurate and precise care to our patients. When needed, this method allows us to share information with your other health care providers quickly and securely.
Automated Appointment Reminders
We use an automated appointment reminder system that will call your home two days prior to your scheduled appointment to remind you of your appointment. Please listen to the message carefully and follow the prompts to confirm your appointment. If you do not respond to the message, our office staff will contact you to confirm your scheduled visit. If are not home, a message will be left on your voicemail. Failure to notify our office of a cancellation may result in a charge. Please read our missed appointment policy for more information.