Your dentist’s visual examination of your teeth and gums is valuable, but only so much can be seen with the naked eye. This is where digital x-rays come in.
With digital x-rays, we can look beyond what is visible with the naked eye. In fact, without the assistance of x-rays, dental professionals can only view about 60 percent of your tooth structure and none of the supporting bone.
If you are worried about the safety of x-rays, don’t be. The dental and periodontal issues that can be missed because you opted out of an x-ray are far worse than the negligible amount of radiation associated with digital radiographs.
Digital x-rays can easily be shared with insurance companies or specialists, so there are less likely to be delays if you need treatment.