What Is a Digital X-Ray?
Digital x-rays are a modern dental technology marvel, allowing us to take photos of the inside of your mouth with just a computer and a camera – no need for awkward paper tabs in your mouth. Intraoral x-rays are taken from inside of the mouth, while extra oral x-rays are taken from the outside.
What Are the Benefits of Digital X-Rays?
- Reduced chair time and wait time — accurate results are available almost instantly!
- Improved imaging — images are clearer and more detailed than traditional x-rays
- Less radiation — 80% less radiation exposure than traditional x-rays
- Decreased environmental impact — digital x-rays eliminate the materials and waste associated with traditional x-rays, making them great for the planet
How often do I need to have a dental x-ray taken?
This depends on your overall oral health. Some people may need x-rays every 6 months, while others may need them every couple of years.
Are x-rays dangerous?
Digital x-rays use a very low and very safe amount of radiation – much less than that used by traditional x-rays.
Is it safe to have dental x-rays taken while pregnant?
While digital x-rays are very safe, it’s best to avoid them (when possible) while pregnant out of every precaution.