Digital radiography is a type of X-ray imaging that uses digital X-ray sensors to replace traditional photographic X-ray film, producing enhanced computer images of teeth, gums, and other oral structures and conditions. Dentists can use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan. Without dental X-rays, problem areas may go undetected.
How often X-rays should be taken depends on your present oral health, your age, your risk for disease, and any signs and symptoms of oral disease. Your dentist will review your history, examine your mouth and then decide whether or not you need digital X-rays.
For more information about dental X-rays, contact the dentists at Smiles at SummerHill Dental in Newmarket, Ontario.