At Woodstream Dental, we believe in using the latest technology to provide you with a convenient and comfortable dental experience. Digital x-rays are the latest in x-ray technology and have been shown to reduce radiation exposure by up to 90% compared to traditional x-rays. There are no chemical processes involved and the results are available for review instantly!
We start off by placing a small sensor in your mouth, which is digitally connected to a computer. The sensor captures coloured x-ray images and within seconds you and your dentist can see the results.
Digital x-rays have many advantages over conventional x-rays:
- They are faster and more sensitive
- View coloured images instantly
- Enhanced images to improve viewing
- Store digital images on the computer for future use
- Reduced radiation by as much as 90%
Dental x-rays are a useful diagnostic tool
Dental x-rays are a useful diagnostic tool when helping your dentist detect damage and disease not visible during a regular dental exam. How often x-rays should be taken depends on your present oral health, your age, your risk for disease, and any signs and symptoms of oral disease. If you are a new patient, Dr. Michael Valenzano may recommend x-rays to determine the present status of your oral health and have a baseline to help identify changes that may occur later.