Digital X-rays are one of the most state-of-the-art imaging technologies in dentistry. Digital X-rays have revolutionized the dental industry. Due to these advancements, our team at Bronitsky Family Dentistry is able to offer you increased accuracy, reduced radiation, and less time in the dental chair. Digital X-rays produce high-quality images of internal oral structures, including teeth, gums, and bones, in seconds. Your dentist can use these images to identify dental problems, such as cavities, gum disease, and infections.
Are digital X-rays safe?
Digital X-rays are completely safe. The X-rays are weaker than the radiation that naturally occurs on Earth. The exposure time is also very short, often less than a second.
The amount of radiation that you receive from a dental X-ray is extremely small. In fact, the amount of radiation you receive from a full-mouth series of X-rays is about the same as the amount that you receive from cosmic radiation when you fly in an airplane.
Are digital X-rays better than traditional X-rays?
Digital X-rays offer several advantages when compared to traditional X-rays. They are:
- Easier to store and access digitally.
- Less radiation exposure.
- Provide instant results.
- Convenient, safe, and efficient diagnostic tool.
Traditional X-rays were a significant advancement in dentistry, but digital X-rays have taken dental technology to the next level. Digital X-rays are more detailed and provide immediate results. Images are stored digitally, and dentists can enlarge and enhance images to improve visibility.
What are the advantages of digital X-rays?
- Digital X-rays use digital sensors that have replaced traditional photographic film. These sensors are more sensitive to low-energy radiation, allowing your dentist to take higher quality images with 80 percent less radiation than traditional X-rays.
- In addition to being safer for you, digital X-rays reduce our impact on the environment as well. Since digital X-ray sensors do not require any developing chemical solutions, there is no waste to dispose of and no chemicals introduced into the environment.
- Since digital X-ray images are immediately available, they can be viewed quickly, helping your dentist detect oral problems and other issues in a shorter amount of time.
Please reach out to our dental practice at 17952 SW Blanton St, Aloha, OR 97078, to have a consultation with our dentists. Call us at (503) 649-5665 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.