Digital X-ray

What is Digital X-ray?

X-rays, also known as radiographs, are an essential part of any dental care treatment plan. They are diagnostic, but they can also be preventative, by helping a dentist diagnose potential oral care issues in a patient’s mouth before they become a major problem. An x-ray is a type of energy that passes through soft tissues and is absorbed by dense tissue. Teeth and bone are very dense, so they absorb X-rays, while X-rays pass more easily through gums and cheeks.

X-rays are divided into two main categories, intraoral and extraoral. Intraoral is an X-ray that is taken inside the mouth. An extraoral X-ray is taken outside of the mouth.

Intraoral X-rays are the most common type of radiograph taken in dentistry. They give a high level of detail of the tooth, bone and supporting tissues of the mouth. These X-rays allow dentists to:

  • Find cavities.
  • Look at the tooth roots.
  • Check the health of the bony area around the tooth.
  • Determine if periodontal disease is an oral care issue.
  • See the status of developing teeth.
  • Otherwise, monitor good tooth health through prevention.

Here in SACHIN DENTAL CLINIC, we provide faciality for both pediatric patient and adult patients.