Digital x-rays not only expose our patients and staff to 90% less radiation then typical x-rays, they are also more sensitive than traditional dental x-rays. Digital x-rays allow us to clearly see the entire tooth and root structure as well as surrounding bone and tissue. This gives us the opportunity to detect and diagnose issues before they are visible to the naked eye, and before they can cause significant damage and pain.
To obtain an x-ray a small sensor that is connected by a line wire connected to a computer is placed in the mouth. A beam is then sent through your teeth to the sensor that records the images. Dr. Workman and his staff can immediately pull up the digital x-rays on a computer screen to review the results. No more waiting for x-rays to be developed. We can also share the images with you so you can see what we are explaining about your oral condition.