Digital x-rays are quickly becoming adopted by a large percentage of the dental industry. A digital x-ray allows the dentist to take an image of the tooth or teeth and put it into an imaging program. These images can be sent to a special TV screen so that patients can see what the doctor sees. Also, these images are easy to send via e-mail to insurance companies or specialists.
Within this imaging program, there are a number of tools that will allow the dentist to take a very close look at the teeth and surrounding structures with amazing accuracy. As a benefit to the patient, the digital x-ray also provides nearly 80% less radiation than a standard x-ray. This is due to the fact that the digital version of the x-ray is much more sensitive to this radiation and has been specifically designed with the patient in mind.
We use digital X-rays to protect our patients and to educate them about their own dental condition so that they can participate in choosing the best care for themselves.