Many dental practices are adopting the use of digital X-rays in their offices. A digital X-ray allows the dentist to take pictures of their patient’s teeth and put it into an imaging program.
There are a number of tools within digital imaging programs that allow dentists to take a close look at teeth and surrounding structures with great accuracy. As an added benefit, the digital X-ray also provides nearly 80% less radiation to the patient than a standard X-ray. This is due to the fact that the digital X-ray is much more sensitive to radiation and has been specifically designed with the patient in mind.