X-rays have been used in dental offices for years to examine patients’ smiles. At Smiles by Hale, our dentist and team use digital X-rays in Naples, Florida. These X-rays provide you with a greater degree of comfort and safety than those in the past, and you can call 239-593-0880 to learn more and plan your visit with Dr. Thomas Hale.
One of the advanced diagnostic tools used in our office is the digital X-ray. Digital X-rays have improved the process of taking dental X-rays, making the process faster, more comfortable and more convenient. In the past, film radiography required not only more time to capture images but also the use of toxic materials to develop the image. Digital radiography, on the other hand, uses small digital sensors to capture high-quality images of your teeth and supporting oral structures. The images can then be viewed instantly on a nearby monitor. Additionally, digital X-rays are also highly safe for use due to the fact that they produce up to 90% less radiation than film X-rays.
Digital X-rays are used in diagnosing a broad range of dental problems, including:
- Tooth decay
- Developmental abnormalities
- Unusually positioned tooth roots
- Fractures in teeth and existing restorations
- Infections in the tooth nerves and other areas of the mouth
- Bone loss
Digital X-rays are also a highly useful tool in planning dental treatments and are used to plan everything from oral surgery procedures to root canal therapy, dental implant placement, orthodontic treatment and more.
For more information about digital X-rays and to schedule a consultation with our dentist, please contact our office today.