Digital x-rays are a very safe and effective diagnostic tool that allows the dentist to better evaluate the health of your teeth. At Aaron Family Dentistry, we use Dexis digital x-ray sensors and Nomad hand-held x-ray units. They are very sensitive and responsive pieces of technology, so only a very small dose of radiation is needed to capture the needed images. The use of digital x-rays has reduced radiation exposure by up to 90% when compared to traditional film x-rays. During a typical dental check-up (which includes 4 digital bitewing images), the amount of radiation exposure is less than what a person experiences during a 1-2 hour airplane flight or spending the day outside.
If you have any questions about digital x-rays, please give our office a call!