Traditional film x-rays are an essential diagnostic tool that have been used in dentistry for decades. Today, we have the ability to use digital x-rays to take highly detailed images of your teeth and other structures of your mouth. The digital sensor used to take the images may resemble traditional x-ray film, but it is actually linked to a computer.
Since your x-rays are digital, we can view them together as soon as they are taken. They are available for discussion and ultimately, better diagnostics and patient education. Understanding what is involved allows you to make better treatment decisions, promoting a feeling of trust and confidence in your dental team.