Digital X-Rays

Digital X-Rays services offered in Bethesda, MD

With advancements in dental technology, digital X-rays have transformed how dentists diagnose and treat oral health conditions. At Art and Dentistry in Bethesda, Maryland, Ellen Brodsky, DDS, Andrew Schliep, DDS, and the professional team use digital X-rays to provide a comfortable and safe patient experience that produces highly detailed, accurate results. Call the dental clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

What is the difference between traditional and digital X-rays?

All X-rays provide valuable insights into the health of your teeth, gums, and jawbone by revealing your smile’s underlying structures. While traditional X-rays use film to capture images of your teeth and surrounding structures, digital X-rays use electronic sensors to produce highly detailed, digital images.

What can digital X-rays do?

Digital X-rays can create highly detailed images of your mouth’s internal structures to help diagnose, monitor, and treat:

  • Tooth decay
  • Periodontal disease (gum disease)
  • Dental infections
  • Abnormal growths or cysts in the jawbone
  • Impacted teeth
  • Alignment issues and bone density in preparation for orthodontic treatment
  • Jaw joint problems, such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder

A digital X-ray can also help evaluate the success of previous dental procedures, such as dental implants or root canals.

What are the advantages of digital X-rays?

Digital X-rays offer many advantages over traditional X-rays, such as:

Enhanced image quality

Compared with traditional X-rays, digital technology offers more detailed images for the most accurate diagnosis and treatment planning. The team can also enhance and manipulate digital X-rays to adjust the contrast and brightness or zoom in on specific areas for a better view.

Easy storage

Digital storage allows the team to easily access your X-rays and send them to other specialists when necessary for continuity of care.

Lower radiation exposure

A digital X-ray uses up to 80% less radiation than its traditional counterpart, making it a safer option.

Quicker and more comfortable

Unlike traditional X-rays, digital images don’t require film processing, which can be time-consuming. You can see the images on the screen right away. They also don’t require the uncomfortable positioning of traditional X-rays, which involves biting down on film and holding still for an extended period.

Digital X-rays are also better for the environment, as they use less radiation than traditional X-rays. Because they use sensors, rather than film, there’s no need for chemical processing or disposing of hazardous materials.

Digital X-rays allow you to benefit from the latest dental technology while receiving personalized care from experienced dental professionals. Call Art and Dentistry today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.