X-rays are a primary tool for early identification of dental problems. Detecting issues with X-rays before they become problems can save you money in the long run by preventing the need for more extensive, expensive procedures or surgeries.
X-rays are primarily used to detect:
• Internal tooth decay • Cysts (fluid filled sacks at the base of your teeth) • Tumors, both cancerous and non-cancerous • Impacted teeth • Teeth that are still coming in
Digital X-ray Advantages
Digital X-rays have several advantages over traditional film based X-rays:
• They emit up to 90% less radiation • They are ready for examination nearly instantly • They can be viewed on a computer screen • Their image can be refined and enlarged • They are greener; no chemicals are needed for processing