Dental x-rays allow us to see the big picture of what’s happening with your oral health at any given moment in time. Dr. Jagow and her team can determine a lot from a visual exam, but they can’t see inside your teeth, which is where cavities often start to develop. To provide the most appropriate treatment, we use state-of-the-art digital x-rays that emit about 80 percent less radiation than older film-type x-rays.
With digital x-rays, we can obtain very detailed images that clearly show tooth decay and gum disease that we couldn’t see with a visual examination. Since these images are digital, our dentist can also share them with you on your chairside monitor. We can enlarge the image, zoom in or out, rotate it, or adjust the contrast so you can see what we see and understand why we recommend treatment.
The digital x-rays we take become a permanent part of your dental history and are stored electronically on our secure in-house network. This makes them easy to access if we need to refer to them in the future or to send to your insurance company or specialists as needed.