Digital X-Rays

What Are Digital X-Rays and How Are They Done?

Digital radiography is the latest technology used to take dental x-rays.

Dentist who use digital x-raysThis technique uses an electronic sensor (instead of x-ray film) that captures and stores the digital image on a computer.

This image can be instantly viewed and enlarged helping the dentist detect problems easier.

Digital x-rays reduce radiation 80-90% compared to the already low exposure of traditional dental x-rays.

Dental x-rays are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam.

 

 

Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and to complete an accurate treatment plan.

Without x-rays, problem areas may go undetected.

Detecting and treating dental problems at an early stage may save you time, money, unnecessary discomfort, and your teeth!

The use of dental x-rays

 

Dentist with digital x-rays

Digital x-rays help in revealing:

  • Abscesses or cysts.
  • Bone loss.
  • Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors.
  • Decay between the teeth.
  • Developmental abnormalities.
  • Poor tooth and root positions.
  • Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line.


 

 

How often should dental x-rays be taken?

Dentist where digital x-rays are availableThe need for dental x-rays depends on each patient’s individual dental health needs.

Your dentist and dental hygienist will recommend necessary x-rays based upon the review of your medical and dental history. A dental exam, signs and symptoms, your age, and risk of disease are all also used as factors that determine the frequency of your digital x-rays as well.

 

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