Without dental x-rays, we wouldn't be able to see decay and periodontal disease that develops deep inside your tooth and under your gums. Digital x-rays not only allow us to detect these problems long before they would be noticeable in a visual exam, but some estimates say they reduce your exposure to radiation by about 70 percent compared to conventional film x-rays.
And if you hate having x-rays taken because you have to hold an uncomfortable plastic clip between your teeth, you'll be happy to know we use comfortable digital sensors. The sensors are flat with rounded edges so they fit comfortably in your mouth and digitally capture the desired image.
Digital x-rays also produce highly detailed images that our dentists can share with you on your chairside monitor. You won't believe how empowering it is to be able to see a problem rather than just hearing your dentist talk about it! When you can see for yourself what's happening inside a tooth, you are better able to make informed, confident decisions about your treatment.
Since we store your x-rays on our secure in-house network, our dentists can easily refer to them for monitoring conditions, and the images can be sent to your insurance company or to specialists as necessary. Digital x-rays are also safer for the environment because there are no hazardous chemicals to dispose of.