Digital X-Rays

Safer X-Rays

We offer our patients a new type of x-ray, the digital radiograph, which offers benefits beyond traditional x-rays. This new technology provides x-rays with better diagnostic quality and approximately half the radiation associated with traditional x-rays.

Digital X-Ray

Offering superior resolution with less radiation exposure, the digital radiograph x-ray at White Mountain Smiles is an excellent new way to help diagnose possible oral problems. The digital radiograph not only emits half the amount of radiation associated with traditional x-rays, but is also much less time consuming. Using a sensor that is placed in your mouth in the correct position, the pictures are taken and immediately sent to our computer. We can then review the information with you right from the computer screen.

Benefits of Digital X-Rays

• Exposes the patient to half the amount of radiation received from traditional x-rays
• Gray-scale resolution of 256 colors compared to 16 – 25 shades on conventional film, allowing for a more detailed, accurate analysis
• Immediately transfers images to monitor so that the dentist can review and explain the information to the patient
• Images can be enlarged and saved for future reference
• Offers the ability to compare your x-rays with one another digitally on our computer
• Less time spent developing x-rays means more time to take care of your dental needs

Why are Digital X-Rays Important

• To locate areas of decay that can’t be detected with a visual examination
• To detect periodontal disease by investigating possible bone loss
• To aid in the preparation and placement of dental implants, orthodontics and other dental work
• To locate possible abnormalities such as cysts and oral cancer

How do I know I need an X-ray?

The frequency and need for X-rays are based on medical and dental history, a dental exam, signs and symptoms, your age, and risk of disease. Although bitewing X-rays of your top and bottom teeth are taken once or twice a year, new X-rays may be needed if any dental problems arise. If you are experiencing any difficulties or pain, we highly recommend that you arrange an appointment with us promptly.

For more information on this exciting new technology or to schedule an appointment, contact White Mountain Smiles today! (928) 532-7669