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Dental X-Rays


Dental radiographs, or X-rays, are an important part of a thorough dental examination. X-rays expose underlying conditions that may not be detectable by eye. Here are some of the benefits of having X-rays done:

  • Expose hidden tooth decay
  • Reveal a tooth abscess, cyst, or tumor
  • Show impacted or extra teeth
  • Illuminate the condition of dental fillings, tooth crowns, dental bridges and root canals.
  • Reveal bone loss from periodontal gum disease

What are Digital X-rays?

Conventional x-rays utilize film to capture the image from the x-ray whereas digital x-rays capture the image on a digital sensor. The advantages to digital x-rays include:

  • electronic data storage
  • reduced radiation
  • larger view (image can be shown on a computer monitor)
  • Digital signal processing to enhance the image

While the radiation from typical dental x-rays is quite low, digital x-rays require 80 to 90 times less. Our digital x-ray capability is one example of the latest technologies employed by our practice.