Why we use Digital X-Rays

This form of computerized radiography uses a standard dental x-ray generator as its radiation source. An intra-oral sensor that is placed in the mouth collects the image. The color capabilities show our patients more meaningful pictures than the standard format. The “zoom” capabilities allow our patients to view localized areas for a better understanding of their diagnosis. Digital radiography reduces radiation exposure 80 – 90% compared to traditional film-based radiography. This technology not only benefits you by exposing you to less radiation but also streamlines our communication with your general dentist. We can easily share images on a computer screen with patients and referring dentists allowing a thorough explanation of problems and treatment procedures. Appointments are expedited — faster image processing leads to less time that you must spend waiting in the dental chair. Digital x-rays allow us to communicate quickly and clearly with referring dentists as the images are readily available and easily transferred. And, this technology is friendly to the environment since chemicals are not used to process the images.