What are digital x-rays?

Digital x-rays are the latest technology to be incorporated into dentistry and medicine.

How does digital x-ray technology work?

The x-ray film is replaced with a sensor (either a plate or a video sensor) . These are linked to either a laser scanner or directly to a computer. In both cases, the image is processed by the computer and displayed on the screen.

How does this benefit me?

The amount of radiation associated with digital x-rays is significantly lower than for traditional x-rays. Dosage reductions of up to 40 to 60 percent are achievable. As processing errors are reduced, repeat x-rays are required less often and the quality of the x-rays is more consistent. Reduction in processing time means that we can often discuss our findings with you at your first visit.

What about children?

Because of the huge reduction in radiation exposure, we are quite happy to take x-rays for children when necessary.

How does this benefit the dentist?

This clean technology makes it easier for the practice to store and retrieve x-rays. It is also possible to send images to other professionals over the Internet when necessary.

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