Using digital X-rays, our dentist and team can make more accurate diagnoses and provide you with more comfortable and effective treatments. Digital X-rays have changed the way that we take dental X-rays. Digital radiography is faster, more comfortable and safer than traditional film radiography.
Unlike film X-rays, digital X-rays rely on digital sensors to capture images of your teeth and supporting structures. This reduces your radiation exposure significantly. In some cases, radiation exposure may be reduced by up to 90 percent! Digital X-rays are also transmitted instantaneously to a nearby monitor where they can be viewed, and they do not require the use of any caustic chemicals to be developed. This allows our dentist to examine your mouth in detail and provide a quick and accurate diagnosis and treatment recommendation.
Digital X-rays are commonly used to diagnose:
- Tooth decay
- Developmental abnormalities
- Cysts, abscesses and tumors
- Bone loss
- Fractures in teeth and in existing fillings
- Incorrect root positioning
- Infection in the tooth nerves
The captured images are also used in planning treatment, including orthodontic treatment, root canal therapy, implant placement and other oral surgical procedures.
If you have any questions about digital X-rays in El Paso, Texas, and if you want to schedule a consultation with Dr. Benjamin Silva, call Silva Dentistry today at 915-591-4303!