When digital x-ray technology first became available around 20 years ago, dentists immediately saw the advantages they offered compared to film x-rays. For one thing, traditional film x-rays required harsh chemicals to process. Since modern x-ray images are digital, we eliminate the need for chemicals in our office.
Another problem with film x-rays was the amount of radiation they produced. This was a legitimate concern, and dentists were pleased to be able to offer their patients an option for taking x-ray images that reduced their exposure by as much as 70 percent.
Digital x-rays make it easy for our dentists to find problems like cavities in their earliest stages. Treating problems when they’re small means we can provide more conservative, affordable treatments and better protect your oral health.
Since we can share the digital images with you on your chairside monitor, we can point out areas of concern so you can understand why treatment is necessary. We save your digital x-ray images to your patient record so we can access them easily to monitor conditions or to send to insurance companies or specialists.