We learn a lot about your oral health through a visual examination of your
teeth and gums. But even with 20/20 vision, there are things that can’t be
seen with the naked eye. Technological tools are invaluable in helping us
detect potential trouble, and by far the most effective of these is the dental
radiograph, or x-ray.
We are now able to offer our patients a new type of x-ray, the digital
radiograph, which offers benefi ts beyond the traditional x-ray. We place
a sensor that is about the size and shape of a domino on the inside of your
cheek. It sends signals to a computer which are translated into large,
crisp, electronic pictures of your teeth, supporting bones, and gums. The
pictures can be enlarged and colored for clarifi cation and are stored in
your fi le for future reference.
Because digital radiographs require 90% less radiation than
traditional x-rays, you can relax ... the radiation is so low, you
no longer have to wear a lead apron and we don’t have to leave
The digital radiograph makes it easier and less expensive to
detect, diagnose and plan treatment long before problems become
visible to the naked eye. We’ll recommend digital radiographs
periodically, as you need them. It’s the best and safest way to guard
your smile against unexpected problems!