Many common dental issues start where they can’t be seen – like in between the teeth or under the gum tissue. Digital x-rays allow us to find these problems when they’re small, long before they cause discomfort.
Images produced by digital x-rays are so highly detailed that we can project them directly on our chairside monitors so you see exactly what we see. Our doctors can manipulate the image, make it larger or smaller, and even adjust the contrast so you can immediately see what the problem is and why treatment is necessary.
Our patients also like the safety of digital x-rays because they use significantly less radiation to produce these images than film x-rays. Some estimates say that digital x-rays reduce your exposure by as much as 80%!
Digital images are stored securely in your patient record, making it easy to send them electronically to specialists and insurance providers when necessary. And because no chemicals are required to process digital images, they are better for the environment!