Digital x-rays are quickly becoming adopted by a large percentage of the dental industry. A digital x-ray allows us to take an image of the tooth or teeth and put it into an imaging program. Within this imaging program, there are a number of tools that will allow us to take a very close look at the teeth and surrounding structures with amazing accuracy. As a benefit to the patient, the digital x-ray also provides nearly 80% less radiation than a standard x-ray. This is due to the fact that the digital version of the x-ray is much more sensitive to this radiation and has been specifically designed with the patient in mind. We also use the Nomad which is a hand held device that allows the operator to stay in the room while capturing the image. Without having to leave the room it is a much faster process for the patient.
The radiation exposure from the Nomad is less than 1% of the allowable occupational doses.
The image and diagnostic quality are as good if not better than the traditional xray system.