Digital X-Rays are used to take dental X-Rays of the mouth and teeth. They help dentists diagnose and treat a wide range of dental issues, including cavities, fractures, gum disease, and more. At Dicus Family Dentistry, we use digital X-rays to keep our patients' teeth healthy and strong.
What Are Digital X-Rays?
Digital X-rays are a much more advanced and efficient form of dental X-rays compared to traditional X-rays. The traditional X-ray machine uses a beam of radiation to capture images of your teeth and mouth. The use of digital X-rays allows us to take high-quality images without exposing you to radiation.
What Is the Purpose of Digital X-Rays?
Digital X-rays are used as a preliminary diagnosis tool to help our dentists detect problems in the early stages before they become severe or require more intensive treatment. We use digital X-rays to:
- Evaluate cavities in children and teenagers
- Detect oral cancer
- Evaluate the health of your gums
- Determine if there are any existing or potential fractures or broken teeth
- Examine the jawbone for issues with your TMJ disorder
- Look for signs of tooth erosion, periodontal disease, and other gum diseases
- Assess the health of your jawbone
- Check for problems such as cysts or tumors that cannot be detected by visual examination only
The Benefits of Digital X-Ray Technology
Digital X-ray technology uses sensors instead of radiation, so there is no need for a lead shield when taking the images. In addition, digital images can be stored digitally on computer systems and transferred via computer disks. With this technology, it is also possible to manipulate the images electronically so that they can be viewed from different angles by other doctors or specialists. As digital technology is becoming more prevalent throughout dentistry, it is possible to store and access digital records efficiently using a computer database.
The benefits of digital X-rays include:
- They are less harmful than traditional X-rays
- They provide higher quality images
- They can detect issues earlier
- They can be stored on computer systems for later reference
- They are faster and easier to use
Digital X-rays can help detect problems in their initial stages before they become worse and more challenging to treat. In addition, they help save time in preparation for treatment once a problem is discovered.
Please reach out to Dicus Family Dentistry at 15 McCabe Drive, #201, Reno, NV 89511, to have a consultation with our dentist. Call us at (775) 828-7246 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.