Why Digital Dental X-Rays are Better
The digital dental X-ray system is more sensitive than dental X-ray film systems, so your exposure to X-rays is cut by as much as 90 percent. The large, color-enhanced images let you see what your dentist sees, so it's easier for you to understand how your dentist will treat your teeth. Your fees don't include payment for photo chemicals, film, processing or film storage. Used photo chemicals and film are not polluting the environment. Your dental checkups take less time, and it's fun to watch this system work! Most patients are amazed.
The left X-ray image shows an infection of a lower left molar. The green arrow points to the growing infection around the roots of the tooth.
The middle X-ray image shows the back teeth on the left side. The arrow is pointing to a wisdom tooth that is erupting into the mouth at an angle.
You can see the other back teeth in the x-ray sit vertically and the wisdom tooth can't erupt into place because it is lying on its side. This is called impaction and means the wisdom tooth will require extraction.
The right X-ray image shows decay between two teeth. The arrow is pointing at a dark area which is decay. This decay between teeth is hard to see without x-rays. The white marks on top of the teeth are amalgam fillings which show up white in x-rays.