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digital x-rays

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For all types of dental operations, radiographs - commonly known as x-ray images, are a vital diagnostic tool. Taking x-rays during a complete checkup is vital because it allows dentists to see the inner layers of the teeth and bone that are not apparent to the naked eye.

What are Digital X-rays?

Digital x-rays were created as a result of advancements in dentistry, and they are far more efficient and effective at capturing radiographs. It has replaced the standard photographic films with digital x-ray sensors. Digital x-rays are employed to detect, diagnose and treat dental problems in a better and more convenient way. Taking a digital x-ray is simple. Our staff will insert a sensor into your mouth, which will take a picture of your mouth. The information from this digital sensor is sent straight to a computer, allowing the images to be viewed on a screen in the treatment room.


What are the Uses of Digital X-rays?

Diagnosing cavities: In cases where caries develop in the deeper layers of the enamel or between the teeth, digital x-rays are used to detect cavities. On x-rays, tooth decay appears as shadows or dark regions inside the tooth, indicating a loss of tooth structure due to mineral loss caused by the decay. Visualize the status of developing teeth: Digital x-ray scans give the dentist a clear picture of where the permanent teeth are in their eruption process. They can also tell you which teeth have been impacted and are unable to erupt into a normal occlusion. 


Diagnosing periodontal disease: Periodontal infections are characterized by the loss of bone tissue surrounding the teeth and are difficult to diagnose. On a digital x-ray, the present level of the bone surrounding the teeth can be easily seen.


Accurate treatment planning: Radiographs are crucial in generating ideal and accurate treatment plans to fit each patient's dental needs since digital x-rays are beneficial in diagnosing cavities, infections, and periodontal health.

Advantages of Digital X-rays

  • Digital x-rays use almost 90% less radiation than traditional x-rays, thus giving less exposure to radiation.

  • The appointments are much easier as no preparation time is needed.

  • The images taken can be zoomed in or out as needed to spot issues accurately.

  • Real-time viewing of your oral cavity is possible with digital radiography. This is a one-of-a-kind advantage due to the substantially lower radiation exposure.

  • The records can be transferred immediately to a specialist, insurance provider, or anyone who needs it.

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