Digital X-Rays

Our doctors choose carefully which and when radiographs are taken to allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, analyze the health of your bone, and detect certain rarer oral cancers that we can’t see physically. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage throughout the mouth when trauma occurs.

Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Our office utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs and result in 1/6th the radiation exposure to you. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. We may be able to see cancer or cavities better.

Digital imaging allows us to store patient images and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies when compared to the snail-mailed traditional paper charts of older offices. Digital X-rays offer more precision and more accurate diagnoses since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light.

X-ray image of a patient's mouth