Digital X-rays are a cutting-edge diagnostic tool that our dentist and team employ to deliver optimal patient care. This advanced technology has revolutionized the way we capture dental X-rays, making the process swifter, more comfortable and highly convenient. In contrast to traditional X-rays that rely on film, digital X-rays employ a digital sensor. Notably, they employ markedly reduced radiation compared to conventional film X-rays and eliminate the need for chemical development. After the X-rays are taken, Dr. Shelly Mixson can promptly access high-quality digital images on monitors within the treatment room. This facilitates efficient, precise diagnoses and subsequent treatment.
Digital radiography serves as a powerful tool in the identification and diagnosis of various dental conditions, including:
- Cavities, including decay between teeth
- Developmental anomalies
- Improper positioning of tooth roots
- Cysts and abscesses
- Fractures in the teeth and in existing dental fillings
- Tooth nerve infections
- Loss of bone density
Digital X-rays also play a pivotal role in the planning and execution of diverse dental procedures such as oral surgeries, root canal treatments, dental implant placements and orthodontic treatment, among others.
For more information about digital X-rays in Atlanta, Georgia, and how this technology is used in our office, please contact Gentle Smiles Dental at 770-455-6602 today. Our team will also be happy to help you schedule an appointment with our experienced dentist. Your oral health is our utmost priority, and digital X-rays are an integral part of our commitment to delivering superior care.