The standard in modern dentistry, digital dental x-rays give Dr. Warren a clear picture of the teeth, bones, and joints. Though some patients feel them unnecessary, dental x-rays are an important tool used to diagnose a patient’s dental condition. Without this snapshot of the interior workings of the oral system, the dentist is forced to simply guess at what might be causing the problems.
Dental x-rays may be used to screen for hidden problems such as oral cancer, gum disease and TMJ disorders. The digital images allow Dr. Warren to look for changes in the structure of teeth over a period of time.
Digital x-rays expose patients to 90% less radiation than traditional x-rays and are significantly faster and more comfortable. Because they don’t require chemicals to develop or space to store, digital dental x-rays are eco-friendly. The digital format can also be easily shared with other medical professionals when needed.