Digital radiography (digital x-ray) is the latest technology used to take dental x-rays during your dental visit. This technique uses an electronic sensor that captures and stores the digital image on a computer. This image can be instantly viewed and enlarged helping your dentist and dental hygienist detect any potential problems.
Dental x-rays are an essential part of preventive oral health. They act as a diagnostic tool that provides valuable information not visible to the eye. This tool is essential for detecting any hidden abnormalities to take the best care possible of your teeth and gums. Without x-rays, it’s possible that a problem could go undetected until it’s severe enough to cause physical discomfort. Treatment of dental conditions is often much easier if they’re caught in their early stages.
X-rays can detect a wide variety of conditions like decay (cavities), bone loss, poor tooth or root positions, problems inside a tooth or below the gum line as well as more serious conditions such as tumors. Dental x-rays are part of a thorough preventive dental plan and can help find many issues before they become serious.