When you come in for an appointment, your dentist will want to take x-rays to capture a clear image of your teeth. At GGS, we utilize digital radiography to take x-rays, a safer and more convenient alternative to traditional x-rays.
Unlike traditional x-rays, digital radiography uses an electronic digital sensor. The sensor is placed in your mouth, and once the x-ray is taken, the image is projected on to a computer screen. The benefits to using this method over traditional film x-rays include:
- Up to 90% less exposure to radiation
- No need to wait for x-ray film to develop, making your appointment shorter
- Easier to transfer dental records for a second opinion via email, as opposed to copying and mailing files
- Better for the environment
We utilize digital radiographs not only for our convenience, but for your health and safety as well. The x-rays produce clear images of your teeth that can show problems that aren’t visible to the naked eye, which can help diagnose issues before they progress. Talk to your dentist if you have any questions about dental x-rays and digital radiography.