Dental X-rays are an important part of every patients’ regular dental treatment. They provide us a key diagnostic tool to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan. Without x-rays, problem areas may go undetected.
Digital radiography (digital x-ray) is the latest technology used to take dental x-rays. This technique uses an electronic sensor (instead of x-ray film) that captures and stores the digital image on a computer.
For you, as the patient, here are a few of benefits in choosing a dentist that uses digital x-rays:
- A reduction in the amount of radiation you are exposed to in the x-ray process.
- No more waiting to film to be processed. Digital x-rays allow us to immediately see your teeth and jaw bones. This means that any assessment and diagnosis is virtually instant.
- This also allows for color contrasting to be applied in order to see all the details within the image.