Digital x-rays are one example of state-of-the-art technology that makes your treatment more effective and efficient. While the process for taking digital x-rays is similar to traditional film x-rays, there’s one major difference. Instead of film, we use a digital sensor. The sensor is placed in your mouth just like a traditional film x-ray, but that’s where the similarity ends.
The digital sensor is electronic and connects to a computer. Shortly after the x-ray is taken, it is projected onto a computer screen so we can view it together. These images give us both a clear picture of the smallest details inside your teeth. If we find a problem, you can see what we see, which makes it easier for you to understand why a treatment is necessary. Digital x-rays are also safer than traditional film x-ray because they reduce your exposure to radiation by approximately 90%.