Digital radiography (digital X-ray) is the latest technology used to take dental X-rays. In our office, we use an electronic sensor (instead of film) to capture and store the image on a computer. We then can instantly view the image, helping us to detect problems more easily. We invested in the technology of digital X-rays because they reduce radiation 80-90% compared to the already low exposure of traditional x-rays.
Radiographs are essential diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. We use this data to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities. Without regular x-rays, we may not be able to find problem areas until it is too late.
Dental X-rays may reveal:
- Abscesses or cysts.
- Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors.
- Decay/cavities of the teeth.
- Developmental abnormalities.
- Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line.
Detecting and treating dental problems at an early stage can save you time, money, and unnecessary discomfort!