Digital X-Rays

Dental radiographs (x-rays) are an important part of your dental visit because they help us diagnose problems we cannot see on the surface.  Radiographs help us find decay between the teeth that can not be detected with a visual oral examination.  They also show evidence of bone loss, cysts, abscesses, impacted teeth and more.

Digital radiographs work by putting a small sensor in your mouth connected by a thin wire to a computer.  Images are sent out to the sensor through your teeth to capture the image. The sensor can be moved to take other images.  Our office uses digital radiographs which have several advantages over traditional methods:

  • Less Radiation:  An 80% reduction in radiation over traditional x-rays.
  • Quick Developing: Digital X-rays are ready in a matter of a couple seconds.
  • Magnified Images: Digital Images are easily displayed at larger sizes to make diagnosis of decay or abnormalities easier.
  • Earth Friendly: Digital X-rays are electronic, so they save us from needing to use chemicals or film.

Digital radiographs are just one way we are working to make your visits better.