Diagnostic Imaging/ Digital X-Rays
Wouldn’t the greatest superpower be x-ray vision? Well, having your teeth x-rayed digitally is just as exciting, right?!
The benefits of digital x-rays:
- Digital x-rays emit approximately 80% less radiation than typical x-ray machines!
- Clearer images result in a more accurate diagnosis.
- Instant imaging allows us to make treatment recommendations right away.
How often do I need a digital x-ray?
Some of our patients require digital x-rays every 6 months; whereas those with excellent oral hygiene and low cavity risks only require x-rays every year or so – the frequency of x-rays will be individualized for you at your visit. Other reasons for having x-rays taken include checking the jaw for signs of cancer or other abnormalities, to assist with treatment diagnosis, or as a requirement for certain procedures, such as root canal treatment.