Digital X-rays are pictures of your mouth. Unlike traditional X-rays, which use film to capture the images, digital X-rays use a small sensor instead of film. The sensor is placed in your mouth, and a computer then uses that image to create an image of your mouth. Digital X-rays provide several benefits over traditional X-rays.
How Are Digital X-Rays Taken?
Digital X-rays allow the dentist to take an image of your teeth using a very small sensor. This digital X-ray machine uses a sensor that doesn't require any film, producing a much more precise image. These images are immediately projected onto a computer screen, allowing for faster, more accurate diagnoses. The image can be magnified, rotated, and scrolled through at different angles. It also eliminates the discomfort associated with traditional X-rays.
When Are Digital X-Rays Used?
Digital X-rays give our dentist more information about your oral health. They are used to get detailed information about your tooth's root and show the dentist if the gums are healthy or if there is gum disease.
Digital X-rays can help our dentist spot problems like cavities and abscesses. Our dentist can also tell if your tooth is chipped or broken with an X-ray.
Are Digital X-Rays Safe?
Digital X-rays are very safe. X-rays have been used in dentistry for decades and are, in general, very useful. They allow our dentist to see what's going on underneath the surface.
Digital X-rays use much less radiation compared to traditional film X-rays. They are also safe for children. In fact, they're essential for making sure teeth are developing normally.
What Are the Benefits of Digital X-Rays?
Digital X-rays have many benefits for patients, including:
Clearer images: Because digital sensors don't wear down as film does, patients can enjoy clearer X-ray images.
Less radiation: Digital X-rays use up to 90% less radiation than film X-rays.
Less wait time: Because there's no film to process, digital X-rays take less time than traditional X-rays.
Comfortable:Digital X-rays are quick and comfortable. They are instantly available to view and compare to previous images.
At Wade K. Marler, D.D.S, we offer the best dental care possible to each of our patients in a positive and relaxing environment. If you're ready to experience the best dental care, please contact us at (253) 852-0480 or visit us at 17203 SE 270th Pl, Covington, WA 98042.