Digital X-rays in Lake Oswego, Oregon, help our dentist and team examine your mouth, diagnose developing problems and provide treatment. These X-rays are safe for use and help us make your experience at Boones Ferry Dental faster and more comfortable. To set up an appointment with Dr. Patrick Morrissey and learn more, give us a call at 503-699-6699.

What Are Digital X-Rays?

Digital X-rays are an advanced diagnostic tool used to capture images of your teeth and supporting oral structures. Digital radiography has changed the dental imaging process, making taking X-rays faster, more comfortable and more convenient than ever before. This device captures high-quality images and transmits them immediately to a nearby monitor where our dentist and team can view them and provide you with an accurate diagnosis prior to creating your treatment plan.

When Are Digital X-Rays Used?

Digital X-rays are used to diagnose a number of dental problems, including:

  • Tooth decay
  • Developmental abnormalities
  • Improper tooth root positioning
  • Cysts, abscesses and tumors
  • Fractures in teeth or existing restorations, such as fillings
  • Infection in the tooth nerves
  • Bone loss

X-rays are also used in planning and providing a wide range of treatments, including oral surgery procedures, root canal treatment, dental implants and orthodontic care.

Are Digital X-Rays Safe?

Digital X-rays are very safe. Firstly, they produce significantly less radiation than traditional film X-rays – in fact, you are exposed to less radiation from digital X-rays than you are by the sun in your day-to-day life. Digital radiography also captures images with small digital sensors, avoiding the need for chemicals to develop the images. Additionally, X-ray machines are inspected regularly to ensure they are functioning properly.

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If you have any questions about digital X-rays or want to schedule an appointment with our experienced dentist, please contact our team today!