Digital radiography is a digital imaging system that provides our dentist and team with high-definition images of your teeth, jawbones, and other underlying structures. Rather than using X-rays film, digital X-rays use a digital sensor to capture images of your smile. Using digital X-rays, we are able to detect and diagnose several types of dental problems, including:
- Tooth decay between teeth
- Fracturing in existing dental fillings
- Developmental abnormalities
- Tumors (cancerous and non-cancerous)
- Abnormal tooth root positions and impacted teeth
- Cysts and abscesses
- Infection in the tooth nerve
In addition, Dr. Jessica Gorelik uses digital X-rays to plan several types of treatment, including dental implants, Invisalign® orthodontics, root canal therapy (endodontics), and more.
Digital X-rays hold several advantages over traditional X-rays. Digital radiography is faster and more comfortable for our patients, and it provides our team with nearly instant images. We can easily expand and adjust the images to help us gain a better understanding of your oral health, and we are able to compare the X-rays with past images to detect any changes in your dental health. Furthermore, digital radiography in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, uses up to 90% less radiation than traditional film X-rays. We invite you to call or visit us today at 201 Dental Care to learn more about digital X-rays.