Digital radiography (digital x-ray) is the latest technology
used to take dental x-rays. This technique uses an
electronic sensor (instead of x-ray film) that captures
and stores the 2 dimensional digital image on a
computer. This image can be instantly viewed and
enlarged helping the dentist and dental hygienist
detect problems easier. Digital x-rays reduce radiation
80-90% compared to the already low exposure of
traditional dental x-rays.
Dental x-rays are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan. Without x-rays, problem areas may go undetected.
Detecting and treating dental problems at an early stage may save you time, money, unnecessary discomfort, and your teeth!
We now have the capability to view various structures in the oral cavity in 3 dimensions (3D)! With the use of CT scans, we are now able to visualize and diagnose more accurately than ever before. The digital technology drastically reduces the level of exposure to the patient and gives the dentist a vast array of data to help in the development of the final treatment plan.
Dental x-rays and CT Scans may reveal: