In today’s rapidly growing world of medical technology, the use of digital x-rays is becoming more and more common. Dentists can now use digital x-rays to more efficiently examine problems like abscesses, cysts, tumors, impacted teeth, and jaw bone complications.
Not only do digital x-rays help dentists to locate the root problem, it also allows them to store and share images with other dentists when a patient needs to see a specialist or a dentist in a different location.
Digital radiography also provides dentists with a high quality image which can then be enhanced and enlarged to help diagnose a patient and provide a simpler means of communication between patient and dentist.
What are the benefits of digital x-rays?
Besides the fact that digital x-rays offer higher quality images and sharing capability, they also expose patients to much less radiation, using 90% less than conventional x-rays.
Digital x-rays also provide patients with much shorter appointments. Instead of being forced to wait while the dentist develops the film from a conventional x-ray, digital x-rays offer an almost instant result that can be displayed on a computer in the matter of seconds.