Digital radiography is a type of x-ray imaging that uses digital x-ray sensors to produce enhanced images of teeth, gums, and other oral structures not visible during a regular dental exam.
This information is then used to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan. Without x-rays, problem areas may go undetected.
Dental X-rays may reveal:
- Bone loss.
- Decay between teeth.
- Poor tooth and root positions.
- Developmental abnormalities.
- And much more!
Dental x-rays are completely safe. In fact, the amount of radiation exposure from a full mouth x-ray is equal to the amount you receive in a single day from natural sources.
How often x-rays should be taken depends on your present oral health, your age, your risk for disease, and any signs and symptoms of oral disease. For more information about dental x-rays, please contact White Cedar Dental Care in Barrie, Ontario.