Digital dental x-rays are an important part of your complete dental examination. They are required to diagnose Dental issues often not visually detectable.

These issues may include:

  • Decay between teeth
  • Decay under existing fillings, Crowns or Bridges  abscess formation around the roots of teeth
  • Unerupted/impacted teeth
  • Bone loss resulting from periodontal (gum) disease
  • Assess bone viability for Implant placement

Although exposure from Dental X-rays has always been significantly less than most Medical X-rays, the new technology of Digital X-rays has reduced radiation exposure even further.  The radiation output required is about 80% less now, and well below our typical daily background exposure levels.

Other benefits include: 

  • Instant images (no waiting for development)
  • No more developing chemicals into our water/environment
  • The Doctor’s ability to utilize software to aid in the diagnosis

A combination of both visual and X-ray examination provides the best diagnostic tools for your Dentist to better determine your Dental needs. If it’s been a while, be proactive; call and book your complete dental examination today!