What is digital radiography?
Digital radiography is one of the advanced dental technologies we use at Great Grins to provide the most effective, efficient dental care possible. Also called digital X-rays, digital radiography allows our dentist to take high-quality, digital images of your teeth, jawbone, and the surrounding structures. Because this process involves using a digital sensor rather than traditional X-ray film, it is fast and comfortable. We can then display the X-ray images on our monitors almost immediately, and we are able to easily expand the images or adjust the light/dark contrast to better evaluate your oral health. Using digital radiography in Richmond, Kentucky, Dr. Susan A. Vanstone can identify dental problems such as:
- Bone loss
- Tooth decay (cavities) between teeth
- Infection in the tooth nerve
- Developmental abnormalities
- Improper tooth root positioning
- Abscesses and cysts
In addition, we often use digital X-rays to plan several types of dental treatment, including tooth extraction, dental implants, crowns, and more.
What is a panoramic X-ray?
Regular bitewing X-rays give our dentist a view of a few teeth and the bone that supports them. In order to gain a more comprehensive understanding of your smile, we may recommend a panoramic X-ray, which allows us to assess the health of all of your teeth and jawbone in a single image.
To learn more about digital radiography and panoramic X-rays, we invite you to call or visit our office today. We look forward to speaking with you!