Dental X-rays are a diagnostic tool that we use to fetch relevant information otherwise not visible when we conduct your dental examination. With the help of the information achieved by the X-rays, we detect all the dental abnormalities in your mouth to start a perfect treatment. Earlier, only traditional X-rays were used for this purpose. But today, they have been replaced by digital X-rays in many clinics.
What are Digital X-Rays?
Digital X-rays have evolved as the latest technology to take dental X-rays. The technique works using an electronic sensor that captures and stores all the digital images of your mouth on the computer. We can see these images instantly after capturing them. We can also enlarge them to find out your exact dental problem.
The popularity of digital X-rays is growing manifold because they are a safer alternative to traditional X-rays. When the images of your gums and teeth are captured on the computer screen, it becomes easy for us to show you your dental problem and discuss the concerned treatment.
What Do Digital X-Rays Reveal?
All the problems that are not visible with naked eyes are detected and diagnosed using digital X-rays, such as:
- Loss of bone
- Cysts or abscesses
- Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors
- Decay between your teeth
- Teeth and root positions
- Developmental abnormalities
- Problems inside your teeth or under your gum line
- Problems with your jaw or diagnosis of temporomandibular joint (TMD).
Why Choose Digital X-rays?
One of the top reasons digital X-rays are highly preferred is that they are less harmful than traditional X-rays. They produce a lower level of radiation than the latter. Moreover, they are a faster and more comfortable approach to looking into your problem that saves you time during an appointment. The radiation produced by digital X-rays is 80-90 percent lower than others.
During a digital X-ray, the digital image of your mouth is captured electronically. Thus, there is no requirement to develop X-rays that eliminate the disposal of harmful chemicals and waste from the environment.
How Often Should I Take Digital X-rays?
The need and requirement of digital dental X-rays depend on your dental health. We will recommend all the necessary X-rays after reviewing your medical concerns, dental history, and other things.
We also take full-mouth digital X-rays of our new patients. This X-ray must be taken every 3-5 years. Bite-wing X-rays should be taken once or twice a year to detect any new dental concerns.
Please reach out to Persimmon Dental Care in Dublin, CA, to have a consultation with our dentists. Please call us at (925) 999-8282 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.