Without x-rays, dentists wouldn’t be able to see problems like cavities that are deep within your tooth and not detectable during a visual dental exam. Routine dental x-rays provide our dental care team with valuable information that enables us to provide you with the right treatment for your needs.
Digital x-rays are leading-edge technology that has answered a lot of concerns dental patients often have. Most importantly, by using digital x-rays, we reduce your radiation exposure by as much as 80 percent compared to film x-rays. Taking x-rays is more comfortable for you because we use flat digital sensors that easily fit in your mouth and have no hard edges.
Digital x-rays are also an invaluable educational tool; we take the x-ray, and since the images are digital, in just a few moments, we can share them with you on your chairside monitor.
Our dentists manipulate the image to make it larger, smaller, zoom in, or rotate it so that you can see exactly what’s happening inside your tooth and why we recommend treatment. We store your digital x-rays on our in-house network, so they are always safe and secure and readily available for reference whenever we need them.
A note about the frequency of dental x-rays: We only take x-rays as needed to monitor your oral health and diagnose conditions. Our dental care team understands your concerns, and they will always explain why we recommend an x-ray and how it will benefit you.