X-rays, or Traditional radiographs, have long been used in Dentistry. Traditional film x-rays are a safe and effective part of your dental care. They do require a small amount of radiation. In our office, we utilize Digital X-ray technology. This provides the benefits of the film imaging but uses up to 80 % less radiation. With our advanced digital x-rays, we can view your teeth and surrounding structures with remarkable accuracy.
Unlike traditional x-rays, digital x-rays require no wait time for the film to develop. Instead, the images are available on the computer screen within seconds. These images can then be enhanced and enlarged for a more accurate diagnosis. Digital x-rays can be stored, printed or even electronically transmitted to a specialist or laboratory if needed.
Intraoral x-rays create an image of teeth, bone and tissues inside of the mouth. This image can be used for prevention, diagnosis and treatment planning. Depending on the need, these images can be used to identify or diagnose potential oral health issues that are not visible to the naked eye. Some of these issues may include:
How frequently do we take x-rays? It depends on the person.
Your safety is our primary concern. Before having a digital x-ray taken in our office, be sure to let us know if any of the following apply to you.