Digital radiography is today’s standard for taking x-rays. Images produced with digital radiography deliver a highly detailed view of your teeth that we can share with you to show you what is happening in your mouth and why you need treatment. Digital x-rays also significantly reduce your exposure to radiation; this is an understandable source of concern for many people, so you’ll be relieved to know that digital x-rays expose you to about 80 percent less radiation than traditional film x-rays.
Another feature that patients like about digital x-rays is that instead of a bulky x-ray film, we use flat digital sensors that are positioned comfortably in your mouth. The sensor is connected to a computer software program, and moments after we take the x-ray, the image is projected on your chairside monitor so we can view it together.
Digital x-rays also eliminate the need for chemical processing, making digital imaging safer for you and better for our environment.