Just as digital cameras have virtually replaced traditional 35mm “film” cameras, the age of digital x-rays has brought us easier use, better clarity, and more versatility with every image.
Our doctors carefully decide when x-rays, also called radiographs, are necessary. Radiographs allow us to see many features not visible during a conventional exam. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth and evaluate bone levels. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Implant & General Dentistry of Northern Colorado utilizes the latest digital radiograph technology within our office. With digital x-rays, exposure time is about 50 percent less than traditional radiographs.