Digital X-Rays

Dental X-Rays

Here at Smile Care, we strive to provide you with the highest level of care utilizing the latest technology.  We have found that technology is a powerful tool to not only diagnose dental disease but also to help prevent potential problems from developing, which is why we use digital x-rays, also known as digital radiography, instead of traditional x-rays.

Why an X-Ray?

X-rays are excellent diagnostic tools which help us evaluate:
  • If there are any cavities.
  • The development or change of your teeth and bone.
  • Your gum tissue health.

How often will I need an X-Ray?

The frequency of an x-ray depends on many factors, including your age, the health of your mouth, and whether you are a new or existing patient.

What are Digital X-Rays?

Digital x-rays, or digital imaging, are pictures that are sent electronically to a screen.  The benefits of digital imaging over traditional x-rays are endless, but here are a few:
  • They save us, and you, time.  We can see the image instantly and show you the results.
  • They are safer.  It’s proven they cut the radiation percentage dramatically, making all of us feel better.  However, we still use a leaded apron for added protection.
  • They help us pinpoint small changes.  We use software that can overlap an old x-ray and a current x-ray, easily helping us identify any potential problems or changes in your teeth, bone structure, and tissue.

Panoramic X-Rays

Panoramic x-rays are digital x-rays that show a wider view of your jaw (and its joints), teeth, and sinus and nasal areas.  In addition to the regular digital x-rays, we employ our panoramic x-ray technology to help us identify areas of concern other than decay.