Digital X-rays are created when a focused beam of X-ray particles passes through bone. It produces an image on special film, showing the structure through which it passed. This creates the familiar black and white images that doctors and dentists use to diagnose problems. X-rays are a necessary part of the diagnostic process. They are an important way of detecting many injuries and diseases. Without an X-ray of the whole tooth and supporting bone and gum tissues, you and your care won’t have critical information that can detect infection and pathology.
In our office, we use digital radiography. This allows us to take X-rays using 50-70% less radiation than conventional X-rays. When combined with computer monitoring, digital X-ray technology allows us to enhance images for a clearer diagnosis.