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    What Do Dental X-Rays Reveal?

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Dental patients are sometimes confused about why they need to periodically undergo radiographic examinations. You can improve your practice’s patient education initiatives by explaining the importance of dental X-rays and their role in ensuring oral health. X-rays are an important diagnostic tool for detecting problems such as tooth decay, abnormal growths, abscesses, and gum disease. Often, dental X-rays reveal oral problems such as dental caries that are not easily seen with a visual examination.

    In addition, dental X-rays are important for monitoring the development of a patient’s jaw and teeth. They may be used to evaluate the placement and eruption of primary teeth in children or wisdom teeth in adolescents and young adults. Dental X-rays are also used to plan a patient’s treatment, including oral surgery for dental implants and treatments for dental caries. A patient who is new to a practice can generally expect a full X-ray exam, and periodic follow-up radiographic exams are recommended.

    Equip your dental practice with state-of-the-art digital X-ray equipment available from Suni Medical Imaging. Order your new dental sensors today by calling (866) 473-1006.

    The Importance of Dental X-Rays

    Last updated 8 months ago

    One of the critical components of providing high-quality dental care is patient education. Patient education can extend beyond demonstrating proper cleaning techniques; you can also explain the importance of certain diagnostic tools, such as digital X-rays, to help patients gain a clearer understanding of their oral health. Explain the importance of taking dental X-rays at regular intervals using the following points.

    Early Diagnosis
    Early detection of potential problems is important for good dental health. By detecting problems early, your patient can undergo timely treatment to avoid the need for more invasive and extensive treatment at a later date. Early detection can reduce the risk of tooth loss and even prevent patients from experiencing symptoms such as toothaches. For example, digital X-rays are capable of displaying tooth decay and broken tooth roots before the patient complains of pain. Dental X-rays are also useful for locating abscesses, cysts, and other solid growths. Undergoing regular dental X-rays is particularly critical for those at a high risk of bone loss, such as individuals with breast cancer, bone cancer, or osteoporosis. Permanent jawbone damage may be avoided with prompt treatment.

    Development Monitoring
    Digital X-rays assist in monitoring the development of pediatric and adolescent oral health. You can use dental X-rays to evaluate the proper placement of permanent teeth that have yet to erupt. The use of X-rays is also critical for detecting impacted wisdom teeth in young adults.

    Treatment Planning
    Dental X-rays play a critical role in proper treatment planning. You’ll need to evaluate images to plan a patient’s orthodontic treatment, for example. Dental X-rays also assist with treatment planning for patients who will undergo a root canal, tooth extraction, dental implant surgery, and extensive dental caries treatment.

    Suni Medical Imaging proudly offers a comprehensive line of advanced digital X-ray solutions. We invite you to call us at (866) 473-1006 with any questions you may have about our intraoral dental sensors, software, and other products. Our line of products can help your practice improve patient comfort while increasing the accuracy of your dental treatments. 

    How the Discovery of X-Rays Influenced Modern Medicine

    Last updated 8 months ago

    The field of medicine took a giant and unexpected step forward with the accidental discovery of X-rays in 1895. Wilhelm Röntgen, a German physicist, was conducting experiments in his lab when he discovered the unusual properties of a wavelength. At that time, it was unheard of to view the inner details of a living human being; however, the medical community wholeheartedly embraced the new technology and its vast potential.

    You can learn more about the discovery of X-rays by watching this video. You’ll see a recreation of Röntgen’s experiments and learn what his wife is reported to have said after seeing an image of the bones in her own hand.

    For the latest advances in digital X-ray technology for dental practices, contact Suni Medical Imaging. We invite you to call us at (866) 473-1006 to learn how we can help you grow your dental practice.

    Steps In Starting Your Own Dental Practice

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Running your own dental practice can be a rewarding experience; however, it takes careful planning. Consider how you would like to brand your business. For example, would you like to become known as the area’s leading dental practice, with the most advanced dental technology and imaging equipment available? Although there are many factors to consider when starting your own practice, the following steps can help you get started.

    Earn Your License
    After you complete your education requirements, check your state’s licensing requirements. In addition to earning a state dental license, you may need a controlled substance license and an anesthesia and analgesia permit. It’s also a good idea to join a professional dentist organization, such as the American Dental Association (ADA).

    Find an Office
    Decide whether you wish to rent or purchase your office and look for a building in an area with a demand for dentistry services. Make sure you select an office space large enough to accommodate a growing practice, along with storage space for your X-ray equipment and other types of equipment. Remember to register your practice with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the state revenue department.

    Purchase Dental Equipment
    Once you have your office space, stock it with the latest in dental technology. You might consider using digital intraoral X-ray equipment to improve patient comfort and accuracy, for instance.

    Hire Employees
    Hire highly qualified employees to manage your practice. You’ll need dental hygienists, receptionists, and assistants. Make sure every employee has the appropriate training and certifications to carry out their duties; some employees may require training on digital X-ray equipment, for example.

    Follow Regulations
    Ensure every employee in your practice follows strict protocols as determined by the ADA, state and local waste management regulations, state X-ray requirements, and protocols from similar organizations.

    When you need to equip your new dental practice with the best in X-ray technology, turn to the trusted experts at Suni Medical Imaging. Our numerous innovations have made us a leader in digital radiography. To learn more, call (866) 473-1006 to speak with one of our friendly representatives today. 

    A Look at Suni's Comprehensive and Easy-to-Use Software

    Last updated 8 months ago

    The experts at Suni Medical Imaging have developed a complete software package designed specifically for use with the SuniRay and Dr. Suni Plus sensors. However, it is also compatible with almost all digital sensors. The software, Prof. Suni, is available for a complementary 30-day trial. It runs on any computer that uses Windows and is capable of seamlessly integrating into a range of practice management software programs. Dr. Suni was designed with user-friendliness in mind.

    The interface and the image bar are fully customizable to your practice’s unique needs. The software offers scanner support, which allows you to upload your existing dental X-rays. Some of the software’s features include colorizing, archiving, and digital zooming capabilities, and patient management tools. You’ll have the capability to upload images from both analog and digital cameras, either intraoral or extraoral. In addition, the software offers automatic document generation and complementary updates.

     

    To order Dr. Suni or ask any questions you may have about our digital X-ray technology, contact Suni Medical Imaging today. You can reach a representative at (866) 473-1006 or visit our website for more information.

     

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