One of the advanced diagnostic tools used in our office is the digital X-ray. Digital X-rays have improved the process of taking dental X-rays, making the process faster, more comfortable and more convenient. In the past, film radiography required not only more time to capture images but also the use of toxic materials to develop the image. Digital radiography, on the other hand, uses small digital sensors to capture high-quality images of your teeth and supporting oral structures. The images can then be viewed instantly on a nearby monitor. Additionally, digital X-rays are also highly safe for use due to the fact that they produce up to 90% less radiation than film X-rays.
Digital X-rays are used in diagnosing a broad range of dental problems, including:
Digital X-rays are also a highly useful tool in planning dental treatments and are used to plan everything from oral surgery procedures to root canal therapy, dental implant placement, orthodontic treatment and more.
For more information about digital X-rays and to schedule a consultation with our orthodontist, please contact our office today.