Digital X-Rays

January 11, 2019

Dental x-rays are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. In the mid 1980’s, digital x-rays became available in dentistry. After years of advancement and adjustment of this new technology, digital x-rays are becoming more popular in dental offices. At 5 Corner Dental, we use the latest technology in digital radiography (digital x-ray). This technology uses an electronic sensor (instead of an x-ray film) that captures and stores the digital image on a computer. This image can be instantly viewed and enlarged, helping the dentist and dental hygienist detect problems faster with higher diagnostic accuracy. Another advantage to using digital x-rays is the reduction in radiation by 80-90% compared to the already low exposure of traditional dental x-rays, since it requires less radiographic exposure to produce an image. Dr. Mehrzad Hakimi and the team at 5 Corner Dental use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan. Without x-rays, problem areas may go undetected. , , , ,