Our office features digital X-rays
During most of your visits with us, including your checkups, our dentist will want to take X-rays of your smile in order to locate potential oral health issues and create your treatment plan. Our office features digital X-rays in Plymouth, Massachusetts, which offer high-quality images, are more comfortable, and are safer for you and your smile. Call 508-830-3339 today, and a member of our team will schedule your visit with Dr. Sandra L. MacDonald.
What is a digital X-ray?
One of the advanced diagnostic tools used in our office is the digital X-ray. Digital X-rays have improved the process of taking dental X-rays, making the process faster, more comfortable and more convenient. In the past, film radiography required not only more time to capture images but also the use of toxic materials to develop the image. Digital radiography, on the other hand, uses small digital sensors to capture high-quality images of your teeth and supporting oral structures. The images can then be viewed instantly on a nearby monitor. Additionally, digital X-rays are also highly safe for use due to the fact that they produce up to 90% less radiation than film X-rays.
Digital X-rays diagnose a range of dental problems
Digital X-rays are used in diagnosing a broad range of dental problems, including:
- Tooth decay
- Developmental abnormalities
- Unusually positioned tooth roots
- Fractures in teeth and existing restorations
- Infections in the tooth nerves and other areas of the mouth
- Bone loss