Digital x-rays are the very latest in dental x-ray technology. Digital x-rays use a digital image capture device rather than traditional x-ray film. This system saves time, as there isn’t any need to develop film images, and the produced images have a better resolution than standard dental x-ray machines. Digital x-rays also give out lower levels of radiation as images are produced electronically.
We are all exposed to natural radiation in our surroundings. The amount of radiation exposure from a full mouth series of x-rays equals the amount a person receives in just one day from naturally available sources. Our dentists follow standard procedure to restrict the patient’s exposure to radiation when taking dental x-rays.
The need for dental x-rays depends on each patient’s individual dental health. Your dentist and dental hygienist will recommend x-rays based on the review of your medical and dental history, dental exam, signs and symptoms, age consideration, and risk for cavities.
A full mouth series of dental x-rays is recommended for new patients to have a thorough screening
Dental x-rays are crucial, preventative, diagnosing tools that provide valuable information not identifiable in a regular dental exam. Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and precisely detect disease.
Dental x-rays may show:
Finding and treating dental problems at an early stage can save you time, money, nonessential pain, and your teeth!