Digital X-Rays – What are they?

Digital x-rays are often used in dentistry, allowing the dentist to find out all the information they need about a patient’s teeth and general oral health. They will show everything from nerves to inner tooth construction, which means treatments can be tailored and better planned to achieve better results.

Digital x-rays are in many ways the same as traditional dental x-rays, but they do have some benefits that have improved them dramatically. They are better for patient safety, as fewer x-rays need to be taken in order to obtain images. This is because the images will be available straight away via a computer in the surgery; they will not need to be developed like traditional x-rays. When you have an x-ray in a surgery, this will make the experience far quicker for you. It also means the dentist can see exactly what they need to see straight away so they can discuss your options with you.