We use digital x-rays because they allow us to see deep inside your tooth to identify problems that can’t be seen during a visual exam. In many cases, dental problems start under the gums or deep inside teeth. Digital x-ray images help us find them when they are still small and easy to treat.
Digital x-rays are different from the traditional x-rays you may remember. Digital sensors with rounded corners fit comfortably in your mouth, making the process fast and easy. In a few moments, we can project the image onto a chairside monitor so you can see exactly what we see. Understanding for yourself what the problem is helps you see clearly why treatment is necessary and how it will benefit your long-term oral health.
One important reason we choose digital x-rays is that they produce about 95% less radiation than films. We can also refer to the images quickly and send them electronically to your insurance provider or specialists when necessary.