Digital radiography is the latest generation of dental x-ray technology. This technique uses an electronic sensor (instead of x-ray film) that captures and stores the digital image on a computer. This image can be instantly viewed and enlarged helping the dentist and dental hygienists detect problems easier. Digital x-rays are very important and have many benefits. At Dental Health Group we are conscious of you and your family’s well-being. Because of this, we wanted to ensure that you had all the benefits of an x-ray with as few of the risks as possible. Some advantages of digital x-rays include the following:

  • Reduced radiation exposure (up to 90% less than traditional systems)
  • Enhanced ability to refine image quality
  • More accurate diagnoses
  • Improved communication with specialists
  • Instant viewing (no waiting for films to develop)
  • Environmentally friendly (no toxic chemicals)

With this new advance in technology, x-rays may also reveal:

  • Abscesses or cysts
  • Bone loss
  • Cancerous and non-cancerous tumours
  • Decay between the teeth
  • Developmental abnormalities
  • Poor tooth and root positions
  • Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line

No matter how low the radiation exposure of digital x-ray is, at Dental Health Group we strive to keep the number and frequency of x-rays to as low as reasonably possible and base the decision on an individual basis.