A digital x-ray or digital radiography uses an electronic sensor instead of x-ray film, capturing and storing a digital image on a computer. Unlike conventional x-rays, the image can be viewed instantly and easily enlarged to help Dr. Hwang or the hygienists at Westboro Station Dental to detect and prevent problems. The advantage to you as a patient is that digital x-rays use 70-80% less radiation compared to the already low exposure of traditional dental x-rays. Digital x-rays are also better for the environment because there is no need for developer and fixer chemicals.
A dental x-ray is an essential tool that gives Dr. Hwang valuable information that can’t be seen with just a dental exam to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Without x-rays, dental problems could go undetected.