We here at Calapooia Family Dental utilize state-of-the-art technology, like digital radiography, to help prevent, diagnose, and treat oral health problems. Thanks to technological advancements, x-rays are safer and more effective than ever before. With digital x-rays and our other cutting-edge techniques, we can provide a supreme, highly-personalized level of care.
How Does Digital Radiography Work?
A digital x-ray uses a special sensor to capture images instead of a traditional film slide. There are two main types of dental x-rays: intraoral and extraoral. During an intraoral x-ray, the more common of the two, we place the sensor inside your mouth. An extraoral x-ray is taken outside of the mouth. The type of x-ray we order depends on your individual needs.
The digital sensor captures images of your teeth and supportive jawbone. Once the x-ray is complete, you should be able to view the image on our monitor in just a couple minutes. This allows you to stay more informed on the current status of your oral health. It also helps us illustrate how and why we perform certain treatments.
Reasons for an X-ray
X-rays give us a detailed look at your teeth, bone, and other supportive tissues. The most common reasons we perform an x-ray include:
Types of Digital X-rays
Types of intraoral x-rays include:
Benefits of Digital Radiography
We utilize digital radiography because of its many benefits, some of which include:
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