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Anonymous asked in HealthOther - Health · 1 decade ago

When dentists check for cavities, do they still use those sharp film squares or is it digital now?

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  • iroc
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    1 decade ago
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    they still use the film squares ,...by the way when was the last time you went to see a dentitst?

    They are waiting for you!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Our dentist still uses the squares but lots of cavities are found on visual inspection of your mouth. The x-rays merely help show if any teeth are out of line or have serious problems as well checking for things like cavities that might have been missed on visual exam of your mouth. This is straight from a horses mouth so to speak. Just had x-rays done this month and needed a couple repeated as the first ones were a bit unclear and now have to have a cavity filled on about a week.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It's more comfortable now, but they still use film squares in your mouth to check for hidden problems with your teeth. There are also other methods of checking. But the dentist is definitely not fun. It's LESS fun, though, to have hurting cavities or broken teeth.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Some still use the squares but there are many offices that do digital x-rays. If you were asking for particular preference, I would say that I would prefer digital because those squares HURT. But then again a digital x-ray costs more.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Whether or not film is used or images are done digitally, there are still things placed inside the mouth. The film packs are thinner and more comfortable than the digital sensors, by the way, because the digital sensors are about 6X as thick and bulky.

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  • 1 decade ago

    My dentist does it digitally with this laser light thing. He puts in on the teeth and the device gives him a number, If the number is too high or low, there is a problem.

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  • 1 decade ago

    They could be still using those instruments but you are right it could be digital.

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