Digital Dental X-Rays for an All-Rounded Dental Exam
Thanks to digital X-rays (radiographs), dentists can practice their craft easily and precisely. Today, digital X-rays have become the bread and butter of dentists to examine oral issues beneath the gum line. At our modern office, North Mesquite Dental Group, radiographs are essential in dental diagnostics and assessment for a favorable outcome.
The Use of Digital Imaging in Dentistry
During dental exams, your dentist can only see so much through visual examinations. To unearth issues below the gum line, Dr. Tina Foss will likely order a dental X-ray to spot problems not visible to the naked eye.
Unlike conventional films, digital X-rays use specialized sensors and plates to render detailed images of your jaw bone, teeth, and roots. The images can be viewed and adjusted on a digital screen, enabling your dentist to detect cavities, cysts, impacted teeth, bone loss, tumors, and other hard-to-see issues. We share this information with our patients to enable them to understand our proposed treatment and restoration methods.
Benefits of Digital X-rays
Dental X-rays have been around for some time. Dental X-rays were first discovered in 1895, but since then, there have been tremendous improvements in this diagnostic tool. Traditional X-rays were the only option a while back, but today most dentists have ditched conventional films for digital X-rays. While digital X-ray technology requires specialized training, most dentists prefer it for the reasons below:
- Enhanced images — digital X-rays are known for quality images, which give the dentist more information about your oral health.
- Faster results — you don’t have to wait for hours or days to have your dental images. The results are instant, enabling the dentist to devise immediate solutions.
- Minimal radiation — Traditional X-rays emit a significant amount of radiation. Modern-day X-rays have reduced radiation exposure by more than 70%.
- Ease of storage — digital X-ray images are stored electronically, eliminating the need for keeping stacks of files and paperwork in physical storage.
At North Mesquite Dental Group, we are dedicated to catering to your oral needs using the latest technology to safely and precisely detect oral conditions before they compromise your oral health. Call our office at (972) 619-7763 to schedule your next dental exam and see the efficacy of digital X-ray technology in practice.