Digital X-Rays (Radiographs)
Digital x-rays of your mouth and teeth allow a dentist to see hidden abnormalities, such as undetectable decay, cancerous and non-cancerous tumors, missing teeth and teeth that are not growing in properly, before they become problems.
New technology has emerged in the dental x-ray field. Instead of developing x-rays in a dark room, digital x-rays are sent to a computer where they can be viewed, stored, or printed.
Advantages of Digital Radiography
Digital x-rays have many advantages when compared with old-fashioned film-based machines, including:
- Reduced radiation exposure
- Enhanced ability to refine image quality
- Instant viewing (no waiting for films to develop)
- Environmentally friendly (no toxic chemicals)
- Image can be enlarged for better viewing
- X-ray can be sent to another dentist or specialist
- You can view the x-ray on a computer in the dental chair
Digital X-Ray Procedure
Digital x-rays are quick and painless. How often you need x-rays varies depending on your age, risk for disease and signs and symptoms. Recent films may be needed to detect new cavities, or to determine the status of gum disease or for evaluation of growth and development. Children may need x-rays more often than adults because their teeth and jaws are still developing and are more likely to be affected by tooth decay than those of adults.
Schedule an Appointment
To schedule a dental examination and x-rays, call us today at 734-464-8020.