Nov 12, 2014
Digital X-Rays are a must in our modern dental practice.
Digital X-Rays, also known radiographs, require much lower exposure times to radiation as well as displaying your X-Ray’s instantly on-screen.
Why is this important?
Dentists use radiographs for many reasons, these include finding hidden dental structures, malignant or benign masses, bone loss, and cavities.
It is possible for both tooth decay and periodontal disease to be missed during a clinical exam, and radiographic evaluation of the dental and periodontal tissues is a critical segment of the comprehensive oral examination.
Apart from cutting the time that you are in the dental chair, seeing your x-ray is a powerful educational tool. If there are cavities or bone recession due to gum disease you can see it yourself and be motivated to take preventative action. The treating dentist can then see clearly what procedure needs to be done and what possible risks are involved.