Radiographs or X-rays allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. X-rays enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and health of bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental x-rays are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50% less when compared to traditional film x-rays. Not only do the advantages of digital imaging allow for more precision since we can instantly view the image on a computer monitor, but also enables us to quickly transfer them to appropriate specialists or insurance companies.