X-rays are a vital part of dental care. They can diagnose hidden conditions with your mouth and teeth. If you’re uneasy during the traditional method of taking X-rays of your mouth, you’ll love the ease and convenience digital X-rays offer. Alpine Dental in Monroe, Washington, uses digital X-rays, a safe and highly-effective imaging technology, during exams. You’ll feel comfortable and benefit from the high-quality images the dentist uses for diagnosis. Book your appointment online for your next oral examination.
Dental technology, including X-rays, continue to advance, offering more convenience and more reliable imaging results. Alpine Dental uses digital X-rays to diagnose, monitor, and treat oral problems and disease.
The technology uses digital X-ray sensors in place of the traditional photographic film used in previous X-rays. The X-ray generates enhanced computer images, showing teeth, gums, and other structures of the mouth.
Digital X-rays help your dentist identify problem areas in your teeth and gums. X-rays enable your dentist to:
Digital X-rays are a standard part of most examinations, especially before a dental procedure. Your dentist also performs a physical examination of your teeth and gums to identify issues not visible on X-ray images.
Digital dental X-rays use low amounts of radiation to capture images of your teeth. They can obtain images from inside and outside the mouth.
The X-rays are captured in different ways:
Once the images are captured, the sensors send the images to a computer. The image immediately appears on the screen for review. There’s less wait time than with traditional X-rays, and digital images emit less radiation than old technology.
Images produced are higher-quality, allowing your dentist access to clearer, more detailed images. Your dentist can easily magnify digital images for a closer look at your teeth and gums. Even tiny cavities can be identified more effectively using digital X-ray technology.
You’ll enjoy a faster, more efficient dental visit and your dentist’s diagnosis will be more accurate. Contact Alpine Dental to learn more about digital dental X-rays, or book your next appointment online today.