Digital radiography has been a necessary technology in our office to help more accurate diagnosis of dental problems during an examination. Digital x-rays are a useful diagnostic tool when helping our dentists detect damage and disease not visible during a regular dental exam. It also benefits patients by reducing the risk of radiation exposure by up to 80% compared to the traditional x-rays. We are proud to inform you that our office has had Dexis digital radiography for over 13 years since we believe that this technology helps to enable us to provide the highest quality of care for our patients.
How often X-rays should be taken depends on your present oral health, your age, your risk for disease, and any signs and symptoms of oral disease. For example, children may require digital X-rays more often than adults because their teeth and jaws are still developing and their teeth are more likely to be affected by tooth decay than those of adults. We will review your history, examine your mouth and then decide whether or not you need X-rays.