Dentists use x-rays to see what’s going on inside of a tooth or below the bone level. In years past, these films were developed in a darkroom-like process full of chemicals and then the resulting image was examined on a special light board.
The new technology of digital x-rays uses a sensor that captures the image and sends it immediately to the computer screen. The resulting highly detailed image of your teeth can be magnified, rotated, adjusted for contrast, and even color-coded for educational purposes. Because it helps our patients clearly understand the root issues behind their dental health, we’re able to work together to determine the very best treatment options for each case.
Additionally, digital x-rays use an estimated 50-90% less radiation than conventional film x-rays. This means more safety and better accuracy for you.