Digital X-rays allow the dentist to accurately assess dental decay (cavities) and other dental conditions effectively and painlessly. Digital x-rays use sensors that are connected to a computer and not a film. This enables the modern X-ray to capture clearer and more accurate images as compared to its predecessor. Our practices use digital dental X-rays, which have many benefits for our patients.
- An almost instantaneous ability to see the X-ray images, which means, if a patient is in pain, they are not waiting for images to b be processed and then viewed.
- More precision since the image is viewed on a computer monitor, instead of holding a 35mm film up to the light.
- A reduction in the amount of radiation patients are exposed to during the X-ray process.
- No need for dental film or processing chemicals for the dentist to be able to see the images.
The benefits of digital x-rays are immense, the process is simple and painless, and patients are able to see the images when the dentist reviews them.