Visual exams by a dentist are important, but they don't let us see what's happening deep within enamel or gum tissue. Digital x-rays allow us to find these problems when they’re small, long before they cause discomfort.
Our patients also like the safety of digital x-rays because significantly less radiation is required to produce these images compared to film x-rays. There are estimates that say digital x-rays reduce your exposure by as much as 80%!
Digital x-rays produce highly detailed images, making it easy to project them directly on our chairside monitors. Our doctors can zoom in on the image, make it larger or smaller, and even rotate it so you can immediately see what the problem is and why treatment is necessary.
Images taken with a digital x-ray can also be stored securely in your patient record. This allows easy access when reviewing your history or sending the images electronically to specialists and insurance providers. Since no chemicals are used to process digital images, they are also healthier for the environment!