What are digital X-rays?
Digital X-rays are a revolutionary imaging system that helps our dentist and team understand and diagnose your smile. Also known as digital radiography in Alaska, digital X-rays can take comprehensive images of your teeth, gums, and jaw. These images are both an educational and diagnostic tool.
What do digital X-rays detect?
Digital X-rays are generally taken once a year and as the dentist feels necessary to detect:
- Tooth decay or damage that is hidden below the tooth’s surface
- Developmental abnormalities
- Irregularities in your bite and the way your teeth fit together
- Advanced periodontal disease
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- Cysts, abscesses, or tumors
We are also able to use digital X-rays at Alaska Dental Arts to help plan orthodontic treatment and dental implant placement.
What are the advantages of digital X-rays?
Digital X-rays offer a number of benefits to our patients. They are safer for both you and the environment, using less radiation than traditional dental radiography. All of the images produced are also quickly available for review and can be used to help you understand your smile. With digital X-rays, we can quickly and efficiently diagnose your smile and begin planning treatment. To learn more about digital X-rays, please contact our dental office today.