Digital X Ray
Digital x-rays are quickly becoming adopted by a large percentage of the dental industry. A digital x-ray allows the dentist to take an image of the tooth or teeth and put it into an imaging program. Within this imaging program, there are a number of tools that will allow the dentist to take a very close look at the teeth and surrounding structures with accuracy. As a benefit to the patient, the digital x-ray also provides nearly 80% less radiation than a standard x-ray. This is due to the fact that the digital version of the x-ray is much more sensitive to this radiation and has been specifically designed with the patient in mind.
FYI: digital xrays can be emailed and/or burned to a CD; they are highly portable and cut down on time and expenses to the benefit of patient and staff. Have your xrays and intraoral photos emailed or take them with you on a CD if moving to a new locale.