Our office has multiple technologies for taking digital x-rays.
Wired digital sensors are electronic and connect to a computer. Shortly after the x-ray is taken, the resulting image is projected onto a computer screen so we can view it together. These images allow us to show you the smallest details inside your teeth so you can understand why treatment is necessary.
We can also take x-rays using phosphorous plates. Many patients prefer this option because the plates are thinner and feel more like traditional dental films. Digital x-rays with phosphorous plates also connect to a computer and can be processed within four seconds in a laser scanner device.
Both methods are valuable because they help us identify and diagnose problems while they’re small and still easy to treat. They also allow you to be part of the process because you can clearly see the problem and why treatment is necessary.