Digital X-Ray in Woodbridge
X-rays are a vital part of diagnosing tooth decay and other issues with your oral health. X-rays can tell us things that we can not see. Tooth decay can develop under the gum line or in between two teeth. This type of decay is not visible to the naked eye it will only be visible on an x-ray.
We can also see the development and position of erupting teeth on a child or the position of wisdom teeth.
X-rays can lead us to the source of infection or pain in the mouth. Often times a patient presents with pain but cannot locate the source of the pain. Looking at the teeth there may be large fillings on each molar. An x-ray to see under the current fillings and see the root tip of a molar can help a dentist determine which tooth is causing the pain and needs to be treated.
As computers have revolutionized all aspects of dentistry including x-rays – your images appear on-screen instantly and can be digitally enhanced to optimize your treatment plan and further your understanding of the proposed treatment.
Three main advantages of digtial X-Rays includes:
- fast processing time (x-rays take seconds to appear on computer)
- easy to magnify and show our patients, what we are seeing
- digital x-rays reduces radiation exposure by 75% compare to