What are digital X-rays?
Digital X-rays are a new, advanced type of diagnostic tool. Digital radiography is similar to traditional radiography in that it allows our skilled dentists to check for dental problems that are not visible to the unassisted eye. With digital X-rays, however, the process for detecting dental problems is faster, more accurate, and more comfortable than ever before. Dr. Chen and Dr. Chen can use digital radiography in Glendale, California, to detect and diagnose a number of dental conditions, including the following:
- Tooth decay between teeth
- Fractures in existing dental fillings
- Tumors, abscesses, and cysts
- Developmental problems and abnormalities
- Infection in the tooth nerve
- Bone loss
We can also use digital X-rays to plan a variety of dental treatments, such as root canal therapy, tooth extraction, and dental implants.
What are the advantages of digital radiography?
First, the process for taking digital X-rays is more comfortable and efficient than that of traditional X-rays. Digital radiography also uses significantly less radiation (up to 90% less) than conventional film radiography. The images gained through digital radiography are instantly available to Dr. Chen and Dr. Chen, who are then able to discuss the results with you during your visit. Call us today at T.F. Chen DDS to learn more about digital radiography! Our number is 818-502-1991.