Digital radiography uses an estimated 40-90% less radiation than conventional film x-rays. Digital x-rays use a digital image capture device in place of traditional film, sending an image immediately to a computer. The result is a highly-detailed image of the mouth, and its contrast and resolution can be enhanced to more easily diagnose dental problems and determine the very best treatment for each case.
This means more safety and better accuracy for you.
Enhanced Imaging Quality:
Dental digital X-rays produce high-resolution images that allow dentists to visualize teeth, bones, and surrounding tissues with exceptional clarity. This superior image quality makes it easier to identify even the minutest dental issues, such as cavities, gum disease, and impacted teeth, which might have been missed with traditional film X-rays.
Reduced Radiation Exposure:
One of the most significant advantages of digital X-rays is the dramatic reduction in radiation exposure compared to conventional film X-rays. Digital X-ray systems require significantly less radiation to produce images, making them much safer for both patients and dental professionals. This reduction in radiation is particularly important for pregnant women and children.
With traditional film X-rays, patients often had to wait for the film to be developed, a process that could take some time. Dental digital X-rays provide instantaneous results. Images are captured and displayed on a computer screen within seconds, allowing dentists to promptly assess and discuss findings with patients.