Digital dental X-rays are one of the diagnostic tools we use at the dental practice of Mark McCaffery, DMD. Also referred to as digital radiography, digital X-rays can be used to identify a number of dental problems that may go undetected by the unassisted eye. Using digital dental X-rays, your talented dentist and dental team can detect and diagnose dental problems such as:
- Bone loss
- Infection in the tooth nerve
- Cysts, abscesses, and tumors
- Developmental abnormalities
- Tooth decay between teeth
- Fractures (cracks) in existing dental fillings and restorations
Dr. McCaffery may also use digital radiography to plan certain dental treatments, including dental implants, root canal therapy, crowns, and Invisalign® orthodontic treatment. Digital X-rays hold several advantages over traditional film X-rays. Unlike film X-rays, digital radiography requires the use of no chemicals. Digital radiography provides our dental team with instant, expandable images that can be examined immediately to determine the best course of treatment. In addition, digital X-rays use approximately 90% less radiation than film X-rays. To learn more about the benefits of digital dental X-rays in Madison, New Jersey, we welcome you to call or visit us today. We are eager to speak with you!