Digital x-rays are a state-of-the-art dental imaging system. As the name implies, images obtained through digital x-rays can be sent directly to our computer for storage. This allows us to display the images on an overhead monitor and share them with you so that you see what we see. When you can visualize the problem, you will be better able to understand your treatment and why it’s necessary.
There are several advantages to using digital x-rays compared to traditional x-rays that use film. For one thing, the software allows us to enhance and enlarge the image, allowing Dr. Davis to see even the tiniest changes, which might not be detected during a visual oral exam.
Digital images are also much safer for you because they reduce your exposure to radiation by 50-75% compared to traditional x-rays. Finally, digital imaging is better for the environment since it does not require the disposal of hazardous materials.