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Digital Dental X-Rays

digital dental x-raysDental X-rays let our dentist detect oral health problems that may not be visible to the unaided eye. In addition to finding microscopic areas of tooth decay, our Houston digital dental x-rays expert can spot signs of oral cancer, gum disease, and bone loss by using this technology. In contrast to traditional X-rays, digital X-rays use digital sensors instead of photographic film, producing higher-quality images and allowing for easy analysis on a computer. A variety of digital X-rays may be used depending on the type of exam and oral health issues involved.

Digital X-rays from our expert in digital dental x-rays in Houston offer several benefits related to efficiency, ease of use, and patient safety. For example, the product of digital X-ray imaging can be transferred to and between computers for analysis by multiple dental professionals. These images can be manipulated in terms of their size, color and sharpness for greater accuracy during diagnosis. Less radiation is also required to make digital X-rays compared to traditional X-rays, further guarding patient health. Like other dental X-rays, digital X-rays help save time and money by supporting the accuracy and effectiveness of treatment.

Digital Dental X-Rays Houston

Digital X-rays can be divided into intraoral and extraoral types. While intraoral X-rays are taken from inside the mouth, extraoral X-rays are taken from outside the mouth. Intraoral X-ray types include bitewing X-rays, often used for detecting tooth decay, and periapical X-rays, frequently used for analyzing bone structure. Types of extraoral X-rays include panoramic, multi-slice computer tomography, sialography, and cone beam computerized tomography. Specific oral health issues may require one or more types of X-rays for diagnosis and treatment by our Houston digital dental x-rays expert.

Although radiation is required for dental X-rays, the amount of radiation is minimal and does not present significant risk to patients. By helping to identify oral health problems before they worsen, digital dental X-rays support a better outcome for patients. Our expert in digital dental x-rays in Houston has completed additional training to ensure safe and effective use of this growing technology. To learn more about digital dental X-rays and their advantages, patients can schedule a consultation with our dentist in Houston.