Radiographs or x-rays allow us to see things that we can not see visually during an exam or procedure. These can include but are not limited to decay, bone loss, infections, cysts, and tumors.
One of the biggest advancements in dentistry is digital radiography or digital x-rays. Producing these images require as much as 90% less radiation when compared to traditional dental x-rays. This is a great reduction in the amount of radiation a patient is exposed to.
These images are immediately available for viewing on a computer monitor, virtually eliminating film processing time. Instead of environmentally damaging traditional films, a small re-usable sensor is used to capture the pictures.