Digital X-Rays & Sensors
If you’ve visited a dental office recently, you may have noticed a difference in the way we take x-rays. Today we’re pleased to offer our patients safe, effective digital x-rays (radiography).
You may wonder what the difference is since digital x-rays look and work so much like traditional x-rays. However, the noticeable difference between the two is that we use a digital sensor instead of old-fashioned x-ray. This sensor is not only more comfortable for you, it also connects electronically to a computer. The x-ray is taken in just a few seconds, and then the digital image is projected onto a computer monitor near your dental chair.
The images produced by this technology allow us to view the most minute details inside your teeth. This view gives you a better understanding of the problem, as well, so you can better understand the need for the treatment we recommend.
Digital x-rays are also safer for your health than traditional film x-rays because they reduce your exposure to radiation by approximately 90%.