Digital X-Rays uses digital technology to take dental x-rays. Using a digital sensor (like in your digital camera), the image of your teeth is captured and stored on a computer. This image can be instantly viewed, enlarged and filters applied to help your dentist and dental hygienist detect problems with improved accuracy. Digital xrays eliminate time consuming process of developing and fixing films, and operator errors and is environmentally friendly as it does not use any chemicals. More importantly digital x-rays reduce the required radiation by 80-90% compared to the already low exposure of traditional dental x-rays.
Our office is all digital. Dr. Gogate uses a combination of digital sensors and panoramic digital radiographs to diagnose oral conditions. The panoramic digital xray helps identify problems in the TMJ, impacted wisdom teeth, and how the problems may be associated with surrounding structures. Panoramic Xrays are easier on kids as no film is introduced in the mouth, and helps evaluate eruption patterns of permanent teeth. Intra oral digital xrays help accurately diagnose very small problems that may be missed otherwise.