Covid-19 Health Update

Acadia Family Dentistry considers the health and safety of our patients and staff as our highest priority. We have implemented some additional precautionary measures apart from the universal precautions to ensure the health and well-being of everyone. Some of these measures are:
  • Scheduling high-risk patients at designated times
  • Subjecting all patients to a temperature scan at the entrance to ensure their temperatures are below 100.4 degrees.
  • Disinfecting reception room, check-in and check-out countertops and bathrooms every hour, and wiping doorknobs and sinks with disinfectant regularly.
  • Hydrogen peroxide rinses provided before treatment begins.
  • All patients will call to notify staff of their arrivals and wait in the car until they are ready to be seen.
  • Removing magazines, toys, and non-essential items from the reception room.
  • Practicing social distancing: which includes no handshaking and hugging.

Dentist with teeth x-ray on tablet pc computer

Digital X-rays: Contemporary care for Thibodaux LA dental patients

Digital X-Rays

At Acadia Family Dentistry in Thibodaux LA, Dr. Nhu Le takes her role in delivering quality dental care very seriously. The treatment or restoration you ultimately receive is only part of that commitment. A successful outcome requires accurate diagnostics and careful planning on the front end. Digital dental X-rays play a big role in making sure you are satisfied with your overall experience.

Types of dental X-rays

In 1895, a German professor named Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen accidentally discovered X-rays while working with a cathode-ray tube in his lab. It did not take long for industry, medicine, and dentistry to embrace this Nobel Prize winning technology.

X-rays employ electromagnetic radiation to generate images of structures and tissues inside the body. Traditional dental X-rays used photographic film as the detector.

Dental radiography has come a long way. Today, dental imaging can be performed with the advanced dental diagnostic capability of digital X-rays, using a digital sensor rather than film to produce images. You might compare the difference to a 35mm camera vs. the way your smartphone takes photos.

Why patients in Thibodaux, LA love digital dental X-rays

Whether you are scheduled for a full mouth X-ray, 3d mouth X-ray or a single tooth X-ray, you will experience these benefits of digital technology:

  • Quick process – It takes only a few seconds for the dental team to capture necessary images.
  • Comfortable – The sensor is just a small plastic square you hold in the mouth.
  • Very safe – With digital X-rays, you are exposed to only a fraction of the radiation produced by conventional imaging.
  • High quality images – The digital process creates clear, high-resolution pictures, reducing need for re-takes and helping the doctor avoid guesswork.
  • Instant results – Images are available immediately. They are viewed on a computer monitor, helping you understand what the dentist sees and the treatment recommended.
  • Portability – Digital X-rays are saved as a computer file and can be enhanced if necessary. With proper precautions to protect your privacy, they are easily sent to other members of your healthcare team or to your insurance company to support claim payment.
  • Environmentally friendly – No hazardous chemicals are involved (as there are when developing film X-rays).

Acadia Family Dentistry welcomes new patients from the areas of Thibodaux LA and nearby communities of Houma, Chackbay, Labadieville, Schriever, Raceland and Gray. Call (985) 303-2920 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nhu Le.

Dr. Nhu Le, DMD

Dr. Nhu Le, DMD - Acadia Family Dentistry

Dr. Nhu Le believes that her patients deserve the best dental care and treats them like family.

She attended high school in Iowa, obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, graduated from dental school at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, South Florida, and completed her General Practice Residency at the Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York. She worked for a group practice in Orlando, Florida for three years before moving to Southeast Louisiana and to New Orleans. She is currently following dental curriculum at Kois Center.

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