Traditional X-rays gave dentists the ability to see inside your teeth and below the gum line to diagnose oral health concerns in earlier stages and plan for more precise treatment. Digital X-rays provide even better-quality images than traditional X-rays, and the digital scans are immediately viewable on chairside computer monitors. We can also store the files for easy comparison between appointments. Digital X-rays cut down on treatment time, since they are instantly available for dental labs, who can start crafting restorations immediately. They also reduce the amount of radiation exposure to every patient.
Digital X-rays are able to diagnose a wide range of dental problems, including:
- Tooth decay
- Developmental abnormalities
- Improper tooth root positioning
- Cysts and abscesses
- Fractures in teeth or in existing fillings
- Bone loss
- Infection in the tooth nerves
Digital X-rays rely on small digital sensors to capture images of your teeth and supporting structures. Immediately after the picture is taken, Dr. Hattaway can view it on a nearby monitor, make an accurate diagnosis and plan your treatment to meet your exact needs. Our dentist often uses digital X-rays in planning treatments, such as root canal therapy, implant placement and other surgical procedures.
If you have any questions about digital X-rays in Carrollton, Texas, and to set up your appointment