We use state of the art digital X-rays and digital cameras instead of traditional X-rays film. Advantages include time efficiency, find cavities that can’t be seen by a visual exam, infections in the bone, abscesses, cysts, and developmental abnormalities, such as extra or impacted teeth and some types of tumors and also the ability to digitally transfer and enhance images.
The X-rays used in dental and medical offices emit extremely small doses of radiation compared to other naturally occurring sources of radiation which help protect patients from receiving unnecessary radiation and eliminating the use of chemicals to process the film moreover help the environment.
If you are a new patient, the dentist may recommend X-rays to determine the current status of your mouth and to check for hidden problems. Children may need X-rays more often than adults because their teeth and jaws are still developing and they are more prone to tooth decay. X-rays help the dentist discover developmental problems as early as possible so preventative or treatment measures can be started.