A digital x-ray allows the dentist to transfer an image of the tooth or teeth and place it into an imaging program. This imaging program provides a number of tools the dentist can employ to take an extremely close look at the teeth with remarkable accuracy. The digital x-ray provides nearly 80% less radiation than a standard x-ray, as the digital version of the x-ray is highly sensitive to this radiation. Designed with the patient in mind this technology provides the greatest level of diagnostic accuracy and dramatic decreases in radiation.
The camera gives us the ability to view the entire mouth on a monitor so that we can get a closer look at any potential issues and allow the dentist to begin treatment sooner rather than later stages. The patient sees what we see. Of tremendous value, digital images are exceptionally helpful for gaining procedure acceptance from insurance companies.
Panoramic X-rays show a broad view of the jaws, teeth, sinuses, nasal area, and temporomandibular (jaw) joints. These X-rays were designed to show problems such as impacted teeth, bone abnormalities, cysts, solid growths (tumors), infections, and fractures.