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Digital X-Rays

Digital X-Rays

Digital X-rays have made it easier for patients to receive the dental care they need and have improved how dental care is provided. They are a safer and more efficient alternative to conventional X-rays since they limit your exposure to radiation by nearly 90%.

Dr. Best at Best Dental Care NJ in Newton, New Jersey, understands your need for peace of mind during dental treatments and hence offers dental digital X-Rays as part of the many general and family dentistry services she offers. 

What Problems Do Digital X-Rays Help Detect?

  • Jawbone loss
  • Tooth decay
  • Cysts and tumors
  • Changes in root or bone caused by infection
  • Tooth abscesses
  • Position of the teeth to help with the placement of implants, dentures, and braces.

What Are the Different Types of Dental X-Rays?

There are two types of dental X-rays used in dentistry - intraoral and extraoral scans. 

Types of Intraoral X-rays

Periapical X-rays: These scans offer images of each tooth, from the crown to the root. They help detect changes in the root and surrounding bone structures.

Bitewing X-rays: These scans offer images of your bite, from the crown of the tooth to the bone supporting it. 

Occlusal X-rays: These scans help identify the development and placement of your teeth on the upper and lower jaws.

Types of Extraoral X-rays:

Tomograms: These digital X-rays detect particular areas of your teeth covered or blocked by other structures.

Panoramic X-rays: These scans show an entire area of the mouth in a single X-ray. Teeth in the upper and lower jaws and emerging or impacted teeth can be seen on panoramic X-rays.

Sialogram: These scans involve injecting a dye into the salivary glands to see them on the X-ray.

Advantages of Digital X-Rays

Low radiation: Digital X-rays emit 80% - 90% less radiation compared to traditional X-rays.

Higher-quality images: They offer higher-quality images than traditional X-rays and allow dentists to provide better care.

Environmentally-conscious: Digital X-rays don’t use chemicals to render the required images.

Digital X-rays are a recent addition to dentistry that can reduce dental treatment times and increase their effectiveness. To learn more about digital X-rays, schedule a consultation with us at our office in Newton, New Jersey. Call us at (973) 383-5700 or (973) 786-5588, request an appointment online, or visit our offices for further assistance.

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