Digital imaging is one of the advanced diagnostic tools we use to provide you with the best possible care. Digital radiography has changed the way we take dental X-rays by making the process faster, more comfortable and more convenient than ever before. Unlike traditional X-rays that use film, digital imaging uses a digital sensor to take images of your teeth. Digital imaging uses approximately 1/6 the radiation than needed for conventional X-rays. Our endodontists can then instantly view the high-quality images on monitors right in the treatment room to provide you with efficient, accurate diagnoses and care. Digital imaging is also better for the environment, as it requires the use of no harmful chemicals and creates minimal waste. Our team is able to use digital radiography to identify and diagnose several types of dental problems, such as:
- Developmental abnormalities
- Improper tooth root positioning
- Cysts and abscesses
- Fractures in existing fillings
- Infection in the tooth nerves
- Bone loss
Digital images are used to plan many kinds of dental treatment. To learn more about digital imaging and how we use these images to help our patients, we welcome you to call us for an appointment.