In some cases, a dentist can look in your mouth and see a problem developing. But most of the time, issues develop inside your teeth where they can’t be seen during a visual exam. That is why x-rays are such a valuable tool in dentistry.
Today, we have the benefit of state-of-the-art digital x-rays that emit less radiation than traditional x-rays, making them a safer alternative. Digital x-rays also produce highly detailed images that make it easier for your dentist to diagnose problems like decay or gum disease.
Another important feature of digital x-rays is that we can easily share the images with you by displaying them on your chairside monitor. Dr. Sessions can point out the problem area so you can see for yourself why treatment is needed.
Digital x-rays are also helpful because we can share them electronically with specialists or your insurance company as needed. And since there are no chemicals involved in processing digital x-rays, there is no hazardous waste to dispose of.