At Berger Family Dental, we use advanced digital X-ray technology to analyze and diagnose your entire tooth. This technology may use as much as 90% less radiation than traditional X-rays. It does not require any chemical processing, and the images are available on a computer monitor within seconds. They are incredibly detailed and accurate and are used to help identify cavities, abscesses, bone disease, and other serious dental problems.
How do digital X-rays work?Digital X-ray technology uses small electronic sensors to capture an image of your teeth and instantly makes it visible on a computer screen for both you and Dr. Berger to see. Because of their speed and accuracy, these images are a great teaching tool and can be used during your appointment. We will use these images to help you understand exactly what is happening with your teeth.Digital dental X-rays can be taken inside or outside the mouth. Intraoral X-rays are used to detect cavities and monitor your teeth. Extraoral X-rays are used to look at impacted teeth, jaw growth and TMJ concerns.
How are digital X-rays different than traditional X-rays?Overall, digital X-rays are more convenient and efficient than traditional X-rays. The images can be digitally brightened and contrasted for more clarity, and they can also be easily shared with a specialist for treatment planning.
What are the benefits of digital X-rays?
- No waiting time
- Clear, high-quality images
- Easily shared with a specialist
- More efficient
- Uses 90% less radiation than traditional X-rays