Digital Xrays

Digital radiography (digital x-ray) is the latest technology used to take dental x-rays. This technique uses an electronic sensor to capture and store the digital image on a computer. This instant image can be viewed and enlarged helping the dentist and dental hygienist detect problems easier. Digital x-rays reduce radiation 80-90% compared to traditional dental x-rays.

Dental x-rays may reveal:

  • Bone loss.
  • Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors.
  • Decay between the teeth.
  • Developmental abnormalities.
  • Poor tooth and root positions.
  • Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line.

Detecting and treating dental problems at an early stage may save you time, money, and unnecessary discomfort.

How often are digital x-rays taken?

The need for dental x-rays depends on each patient’s individual needs. Your dentist and dental hygienist will recommend necessary x-rays based upon the review of your medical and dental history, a dental exam, signs and symptoms, your age, and risk of disease. A full mouth series of dental x-rays is recommended for new patients.