Digital radiography (digital X-rays) is an advanced diagnostic imaging system we use to detect and diagnose dental problems. Unlike traditional X-rays, which use X-ray film, digital X-rays use a digital sensor to capture high-definition images of your teeth, jawbone, and other oral structures. Using digital radiography, our dentists are able to identify dental problems such as:
- Tooth decay between teeth
- Fractures in existing dental fillings
- Tumors (cancerous and non-cancerous)
- Bone loss
- Developmental abnormalities
- Irregular tooth root positions
- Impacted teeth (teeth that are stuck in the bone and gum tissues, unable to fully erupt)
- Abscesses and cysts
- Infection in the tooth root
Dr. King, and Dr. Jardine also use digital radiography in Camas, Washington, to plan and follow-up with certain treatments, including root canal therapy (endodontics), dental implants, tooth extraction, oral surgery, and more.
Taking digital X-rays is faster and more comfortable for our patients than traditional film X-rays, and they use significantly less radiation as well. The X-ray images are instantly transmitted to a monitor right in the treatment room, so our dentists can discuss the images with you and evaluate your oral health. We can also easily expand and improve the contrast in the images, which helps us get a better look at problematic areas for more accurate diagnosis and treatment. To learn more about the benefits of digital radiography, we invite you to contact us today at Smiles Dental.