What are digital x-rays? Are they better than conventional dental x-rays?
Dental x-rays (digital or conventional) are extremely helpful in detecting diseases of the teeth, surrounding gum tissue, and bone. They can reveal small cavities between the teeth that cannot be seen visually. Infections in the bone, abscesses, cysts, and other abnormalities can be detected with x-rays. However, the new computer-based digital x-rays reveal more diagnostic information than film-based images, at one-tenth the x-ray absorption, with amazing clarity. Our office prefers digital x-rays because of these benefits for our patients