Digital X-Rays

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Our experienced dentists and team take X-rays as part of your dental exams as well as to diagnose specific problems during dental emergencies and other situations. These X-rays play a key role in helping maintain your oral health and in planning your care.

What Are Digital X-Rays?

Digital X-rays, also known as digital radiography, are a modern imaging technology used in dentistry to capture detailed images of your oral structures, including teeth, gums and bone. Unlike traditional film-based X-rays, digital X-rays utilize digital sensors to capture and store images electronically. These images can be viewed on a computer screen, allowing our dentists to assess a patient’s oral health more efficiently and accurately.

Digital X-rays involve a minimal amount of radiation exposure, making them a safer alternative to traditional X-rays. The process involves placing a sensor or digital plate inside the patient’s mouth, which captures the X-ray images quickly and sends them to a computer for immediate viewing. This technology provides high-quality images with greater clarity and detail, aiding in the diagnosis and treatment planning process.

When Are Digital X-Rays Used?

Our dentists may use digital X-rays in a variety of ways, including:

  • Diagnosis: Digital X-rays are essential for diagnosing dental issues like cavities, gum disease, impacted teeth, jaw problems, and damage such as cracking or fractures in the teeth or in existing restorations. They help identify problems early, allowing for prompt treatment.
  • Treatment Planning: Our dentists and team rely on digital X-rays to plan treatments like tooth extractions, root canals, orthodontic procedures and dental implant placements. Accurate images enable precise treatment planning.
  • Monitoring Oral Health: Regular digital X-rays are crucial for monitoring changes in your oral health over time, enabling our team to track the progression of conditions and adjust treatment plans accordingly.
  • Emergency Situations: In cases of dental emergencies, such as trauma or severe pain, digital X-rays provide quick insights into the extent of the damage or injury, guiding immediate interventions.

Benefits of Digital Radiography

Digital X-rays offer several advantages over traditional film-based X-rays:

  • Reduced Radiation Exposure: Digital X-rays emit significantly less radiation than traditional X-rays, making them safer for both patients and dental professionals.
  • Faster Results: Digital X-ray images are available almost instantly, eliminating the need for lengthy film development times and reducing patient waiting times.
  • Enhanced Image Quality: The digital format provides high-resolution images with enhanced clarity, making it easier for dentists to detect and diagnose dental issues accurately.
  • Eco-Friendly: Digital radiography eliminates the need for chemicals used in film processing, reducing environmental impact.
  • Convenient Storage and Retrieval: Digital X-rays are stored electronically, allowing for easy retrieval and sharing of patient records between dental professionals.
  • Image Enhancement: Our dentists can manipulate and enhance digital images for a closer examination, aiding in precise diagnosis.

Schedule An Appointment

Contact Park Central Dental today at 214-340-9696 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Mazin Nakhleh, Dr. Laura Fisher or Dr. Shohreh Sharifi and learn more about digital X-rays in Dallas, Texas.