What is digital radiography?
Digital radiography is one of the newest improvements in dental diagnostic imaging. Digital X-rays are images captured through the use of a digital sensor rather than X-ray film, which is used in traditional X-ray imaging. The process for taking digital radiographs is faster and more comfortable. The digital X-ray image will appear on our screens within just a few seconds, allowing our experienced dentist, Dr. Nadia Hamouda, to immediately review the image and better understand your oral health. We use digital radiography in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to detect and diagnose changes in your jawbone and teeth. This may include a number of dental problems and conditions, such as:
- Tooth decay, including decay hidden between teeth
- Bone loss
- Infection in the tooth nerves and roots
- Fracturing in existing dental fillings
- Improperly positioned tooth roots
- Abscesses, tumors, and cysts
- Developmental abnormalities
What are the benefits of digital X-rays?
Digital radiography is not only faster than conventional film radiography, but it also decreases your exposure to radiation by 70-80%. In addition, digital X-rays do not require the use of any chemicals, as are typically used to develop film. To learn more about the benefits of digital dental X-rays, we invite you to contact us today at White Pearl Dentistry.