Dental Technology – Digital X-Rays
Digital X-rays are a crucial advance in dental technology because they offer a much clearer and more detailed picture of the inner workings of our patients’ mouths than traditional X-rays do. With digital X-rays, the image is transferred directly to a computer screen, where Dr. Headley is able to fine-tune the picture, zooming in and out until our dentist has the best possible view of the problem areas. Not only do digital X-rays cut down on patient wait time because they do not have to be developed, they expose the patient to up to 90 percent less radiation. Furthermore, because the images are projected onto a screen in the exam room, patients are able to view the X-rays with the dentists, and thus can actively participate with their dentists in their treatment plans during general dentistry visits.