Physical examination is a process of detecting dental issues. However, there are areas in the mouth which are not visible during the examination. With technological advancement, dentistry developed an improved way of detecting dental issues. Here at Greenfield Family Dentistry, we provide Digital X-ray Service to make sure we can check all areas in the mouth and detect diseases (if there is any). Our passionate team is committed to making the experience of our patients comfortable and relaxing as possible.
What is Digital X-ray?
Digital x-ray is also known as Digital Radiography. It is the latest technology used in dentistry for detecting dental issues accurately. The procedure uses an electronic sensor which captures and store the image directly to the computer. The image captured by digital x-ray can be viewed instantly and enlarged allowing the dentist to detect dental issues easier. Digital x-ray also reduces radiation compared to traditional dental x-ray.
Digital x-rays are essential diagnostic and preventative device that can provide valuable information about dental conditions that are not visible during the physical dental exam. The information is used to formulate a complete and accurate treatment plan. Without digital x-rays, dental problems may be left undetected which can cause severe damages.
Dental Issues Digital X-ray can Reveal
- Bone loss
- Abscesses or cysts
- Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors
- Decay in between teeth
- Developmental abnormalities
- Poor tooth position
- Issues inside a tooth
- Problems below the gum line
Is Digital X-ray Safe?
Everyone is exposed to the natural radiation in the environment. Digital X-ray produces a lower level of radiation compared to traditional dental x-rays which makes it safe even for children. Also, digital x-ray uses electronic imaging, so there is no need to produce traditional x-ray film. This can reduce the disposal of harmful chemicals and waste into the environment.
Types of Digital X-rays
- Bitewing X-rays
- Periapical X-ray
- Panoramic Radiograph
You deserve outstanding dental care services. We provide Digital X-ray Services in Gilbert. Book your appointment with us at Greenfield Family Dentistry and let us help you achieve a beautiful and a healthy teeth! We are located at 875 N. Greenfield Road Suite 114, Gilbert, AZ 85234.