What are digital x-rays? Instead of using the traditional method of x-raying, which includes waiting for film to develop, digital x-rays use digital sensors, which are placed in your mouth to take pictures of your teeth.
Digital x-rays are quicker, provide less discomfort, and use up to 90 percent less radiation than traditional x-rays. Some other benefits include:
Higher Quality Images | Images can be zoomed in on, to better see your tooth.
Images Can Be Emailed to Other Dentists | No more carrying around film from office to office.
Better for the Environment | No chemicals are used to develop film.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer screening is an important part of keeping your mouth (and body) healthy. Part of the process includes looking for little red or white patches or mouth sores along your cheeks, gums, and tongue. Sometimes a blue dye rinse will be used. If you have removable false teeth, they will need to be taken off to inspect the gums underneath.
An intraoral camera is a lightweight, small camera (it sometimes looks like a pen) that we can easily insert in your mouth to get a better look at your teeth. As the camera is moved around in your mouth, the image is shown on a monitor. We can get a better look at your teeth, and with the enlarged imaging, we can better spot and diagnose any issues.
Cone-beam computed tomography systems (CBCT) are a variation of traditional computed tomography (CT)systems. The CBCT systems used by dental professionals rotate around the patient, capturing data using a cone-shaped X-ray beam. These data are used to reconstruct a three-dimensional (3D) image of the following regions of the patient’s anatomy: dental (teeth); oral and maxillofacial region (mouth, jaw, and neck); and ears, nose, and throat (“ENT”). The 3D Xray allows our dentists to create a much more detailed and accurate plan for your dental implant. The 3D Xray also helps our doctors find problem areas that could never have been found in a traditional 2D Xray.