Digital Radiographs

The dosage of digital x-rays is significantly lower than traditional x-ray taken on film. Being able to take an image and immediately view it on the monitor to discuss our findings with you also helps you understand your dental health better.

Most patients find that the digital x-ray sensor is more comfortable than traditional film. It also lowers the amount of time you will be spending in our Dentist office, as you won't be waiting for x-rays to develop in the dark room anymore.

We take every effort to minimize the amount of exposure to our patients with the use of lead thyroid and full body barriers. We also welcome you to bring in x-rays from your previous office so that we can avoid taking additional x-rays. X-rays are a necessary and vital diagnostic tool in maintaining a healthy mouth and we strive to take x-rays of your teeth only when absolutely necessary.

Advantages of Digital X-rays:

  • Less Radiation: Digital X-ray provide an 80% reduction in radiation
  • More Comfortable for You: Biting the paper tab used in taking traditional X-rays can be uncomfortable and push up against your mouth in awkward ways. Digital X-rays work differently by putting a small sensor in your mouth connected by a thin wire to a computer. X-rays are sent out to the sensor through your teeth to capture the image. The sensor can be moved to take other images.
  • Quick Developing: Typically they are ready in as short of a time as 3 seconds.
  • Magnified Images: Digital X-rays are easily displayed at larger sizes. We are even able to magnify the image to show you close up any tooth decay or abnormalities.
  • Earth Friendly: Digital X-rays are electronic so they save us from needing to use chemicals or film. They also make processing insurance claims faster.