Digital X-Rays & Sensors
Dental x-rays are an invaluable diagnostic tool for dentists because they show a complete picture of your oral health that we can’t see with a visual exam alone. Today, taking x-rays is faster, safer, and more comfortable than ever before, and the result is crisp, highly-detailed images that we can view together.
At Glen Lake Dental, we use digital x-rays because they reduce our patients’ radiation exposure by as much as 80 percent compared to film x-rays. Instead of clutching a bulky clip between your teeth to have an x-ray taken, we use comfortable digital sensors with rounded edges that won’t irritate the inside of your mouth. The images are available moments after we take them, and when we display them on your chairside monitor, Dr. Leonardi can inform you about what she sees.
Because the images are digital, we can rotate them, zoom in, or adjust contrast to get the best picture of your oral health. Including you in the process in this way helps inform you about your dental needs and better understand why we recommend treatment.