Digital x-rays offer many advantages not afforded by traditional x-rays. Digital x-rays decrease exposure to radiation by up to 80% and are more environmentally friendly because they do not require chemicals or film. Radiographs allow us to see things we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and health of 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.
Digital x-rays also cut down on appointment times because they can be saved to a computer file and viewed immediately on a computer screen. Digital imaging enable us to not only store patient images, but also enable us to quickly transfer them to appropriate specialists or insurance companies. Computer technology allows digital x-rays to be enlarged, enhanced, and measured during the course of an examination. By eliminating the x-ray developing process, digital x-rays allow our doctors to spend more quality time with each patient.