Dental x-rays have always been an important diagnostic tool. But with the introduction of digital imaging, diagnosing dental conditions has never been safer, easier, or more accurate.
State-of-the-art digital x-rays produce highly detailed images that allow us to see minute detail we would not be able to see with traditional x-ray film. Using this technology, we can display and manipulate an image, making it larger or smaller or rotating it so you get a clear view of the problem. Because the images are high resolution, we can identify and treat conditions in their earliest stages, long before they cause any discomfort.
Another thing that makes digital x-rays so easy and comfortable is that we don’t have to use bulky x-ray film. Instead, we use a flat digital sensor that is connected to specialized computer software. We position the sensor comfortably in your mouth, and moments after we take the x-ray, we project the image onto your chairside monitor where we can view it together.
Patients especially appreciate digital x-rays because they produce far less radiation than film x-rays; some estimates say as much as 80 percent less. Digital images require no film to process, so there are no hazardous chemicals to dispose of, making them safer for the environment. And since your x-rays are stored electronically on our secure system, we can quickly send them to your insurance company or specialists as needed.