Digital X-rays

Dental X-rays are important for many reasons. They can expose hidden dental decay; reveal a dental abscess, cyst or tumor; show impacted or extra teeth; and also help determine the condition of fillings, crowns, bridges and root canals. Dental X-rays can also reveal bone loss from periodontal (gum) disease, locate tartar buildup, find foreign bodies within the gum or bone, and see if there is enough bone for the placement of dental implants. These are just some of the many reasons why dentists rely on dental X-rays.

In keeping up with the latest technology, our office offers Digital X-rays. They provide sharp, clear images right on our computer screen in real time. The computer allows enlargement, highlighting, magnifying, inverting, clear viewing, and contrasting of x-ray photos. These images require up to 90% less radiation than with conventional film type x-rays.

Instead of using the traditional silver-oxide x-ray film that must be developed and then fixed in caustic and environmentally damaging solutions, the new system takes pictures via a small electronic sensor and it then instantaneously transmits a picture of the tooth onto the video monitor in the treatment room. Therefore, we can see your teeth and surrounding structures immediately. Not only does the new digital x-ray eliminate the usual wait for x-ray film to be processed, but it also is highly sensitive, so that patients are exposed to even less radiation than with conventional x-rays

A Few of the Many Advantages to Dental Digital X-Rays

  • The conventional way to take X-Rays took 5 to 10 minutes to develop, as well as time to reposition the camera.
  • Digital X-Rays take only seconds to appear on the computer screen. This makes it very easy to magnify the picture and to show you, the patient, exactly what we are seeing.
  • We are also able to store the images on the computer, thus minimizing the need to retake X-Rays.
  • Digital X-Rays are also proven to have up to 90% less radiation than the conventional X-Ray.

Rotary Endodontics

New technology, research, and instruments have created an Endodontic revolution. After years of continuing scientific study and advances, we have turned the corner.

Rotary Endodontics, or Root Canal, is a method in which an electric handpiece is utilized to perform the procedure. This allows the doctor to clean and shape the canals more thoroughly and efficiently, making your total endodontic treatment experience a pleasant and successful one.