What Are Digital X-Rays and How Are They Done?
This 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.
Detecting and treating dental problems at an early stage may save you time, money, unnecessary discomfort, and your teeth!
- 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.
The 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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