Digital Radiographs (X-Rays):
We offer one of the latest technological advances in dentistry with digital radiography (X-rays). A sensor is placed in the mouth, and a computer generates an image in less than 30 seconds as opposed to the general 4-6 minute wait time for images taken on dental film. These X-rays can also be enhanced on the computer and enlarged. The patient can more easily see the image on a monitor, which allows for better communication between the doctors and our patients. Many patients have commented on how these images have helped them see and understand their situation better. There are many guidelines that we follow to assure your safety while still allowing us to make proper diagnoses. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies."