Dentists have been taking x-rays of patients’ mouths for years. But with digital radiographs, x-rays can be taken quicker than ever before with the benefit of additional safety, given that they have considerably less radiation than traditional dental x-rays.
Enhancement of images is easy, so when Dr. Chen wants to see more detail, he can do so right away. Digital x-rays are also easy to email to specialists and insurance companies, which often means less waiting for recommended treatment.
A useful addition to the traditional dental x-ray, a panoramic x-ray makes one flat image of your entire mouth, ensuring a comprehensive view of your entire mouth. This enables Dr. Chen to see everything, including all your teeth, the upper and lower jaws, the temporomandibular (TMJ) joints, and even your nasal area and sinuses. Because the image is flat rather than curved, it gives your dentist a different perspective, making it easier to analyze each part.