Digital X-Rays: High Resolution, Low Impact Imaging
Digital radiography (digital x-ray) is the latest technology used to take dental x-rays. An electronic sensor captures and stores the digital image on a computer. This image can be instantly viewed and enlarged helping Dr. Johnson diagnose dental problems more easily. Digital x-rays reduce radiation 80-90% compared to the already low exposure of traditional dental x-rays.
Not only do digital x-rays give us brilliantly clear pictures of your teeth quickly and safely, but they are also kinder to the environment. In the past, traditional film x-rays required the use of many hundreds of gallons of chemicals each year to produce the on-film images of our patients’ teeth. After use, these substances were disposed of as hazardous materials.
Digital x-rays, however, transfer directly from an imaging plate to our computer’s hard drive, eliminating untold volumes of hazardous waste—not to mention water—from the process. It’s just one more way that we are working to reduce our impact on the environment while delivering state-of-the-art, quality dental health care to you and your loved ones.