Dr Margaret Howell and the Willo Hill Dental Group is proud to announce the addition of a Planmeca Panoramic X-Ray to our dental office.
Using this type of gag free x-ray technology we will be able to determine if any of the following conditions are present:
Neoplasms (growths-cancerous and non cancerous)
Impacted teeth, including wisdom teeth
Jaw/joint relationship and potential problems
Growth pattern of children’s teeth
Congenitally missing teeth
Abnormal eruption paths
Abnormal resorption of bone and teeth
An aid in detecting the presence of calcifications with the carotid artery.
Why did we choose this type of x-ray equipment?
Patient comfort (an open air gag free x-ray)
Outputs a high resolution digital x-ray
Low patient and staff radiation
Bitewing at 4.6 µSv
Full panoramic Image at 15 µSv
Compare those with the following everyday items.
Living within 50 miles of a nuclear power plant - 10 µSv per year
A flight from New York to Los Angeles - 40 µSv
Smoking 1 ½ packs of cigarettes - 80 µSv
Living at sea level - 250 µSv per year
Living in Denver - 500 µSv per year
Call for an appointment today. If you have any questions about our new x-ray equipment feel free to ask, we are certainly glad to help.