Digital x-rays are a diagnostic tool that dentists use to see parts of your mouth that they can’t see during a visual examination. For example, many cavities start to form inside or between teeth.
If you develop a toothache and the decayed portion isn’t visible, your dentist in Winston Salem will take a digital x-ray to diagnose the issue. Before they ever touch your tooth, they will know the cavity’s precise size and location.
Other issues a dental x-ray reveals are:
- Cavities inside and between teeth
- Decay beneath an existing filling
- Dental abscesses or other tooth root problems
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- Jawbone loss associated with gum disease
- Changes to bone due to infected teeth
- Tumors and cysts
Digital x-rays are especially beneficial because they are highly detailed and allow our dentists to see even the tiniest cavities. Because they can detect a cavity in its very early stages, they can fill the tooth long before you would ever develop a toothache.
Another benefit of digital x-rays is that they expose our patients to about 80 percent less radiation than film x-rays. Our patients’ safety is a top priority, and digital x-rays are another way to protect our patients.
Schedule Your Next Dental Exam with Us
Do you have questions about dental x-rays or need to schedule your next exam and teeth cleaning? At the dental practice of Jeffrey J. Tibbs DDS, we proudly serve patients in Winston Salem, Clemmons, Lewisville, and Muddy Creek, and surrounding communities.
If you’re interested in saving on routine dentistry or financing your treatment, we are pleased to offer an in-house dental membership plan and also accept CareCredit.