How Digital Dental X-rays Work
Before we begin your root canal treatment, we want to see exactly what we are working with. So we may take several x-rays using our state of the art digital x-ray equipment. We place a small sensor in your mouth. The sensor is connected to a computer by a thin wire. Next, an X-ray beam is sent through your teeth and into the sensor, which records the image of your teeth and sends it to the computer. The sensor can then be re-positioned to photograph other sections of your teeth.
Why Digital Dental X-rays are Better
The digital dental X-ray system is more sensitive than dental X-ray film systems, so your exposure to X-rays is only 20-30% of what you would receive from film X-ray. The large and color-enhanced images let you see what your dentist sees, so it’s easier for you to understand how your dentist will treat your teeth. Also, used photo chemicals and film are not polluting the environment. Your dental checkups take less time, and it’s fun to watch this system work! Most patients are amazed.