What are digital X-rays?

Digital radiography is the latest in dental X-ray technology. Using digital X-rays, our dentists can identify and diagnose dental problems faster and more accurately than ever before. Compared to traditional film X-rays, digital X-rays require significantly less radiation. This makes digital X-rays an ideal tool in detecting potential oral health problems for every member of the family. Digital X-rays can also be viewed instantly, so we can detect, diagnose, and plan treatment for your smile almost immediately. Digital radiography provides our dentists with high-quality, expandable images that can be used to accurately and efficiently care for your smile.

Do I need dental X-rays?

Our experienced dentists, Dr. Luth and Dr. Heideman, typically recommend having new digital X-rays taken at every six-month appointment so we can ensure you are still in great oral shape. Digital radiography allows us to detect and diagnose dental problems such as:

  • Tooth decay between teeth
  • Infection in the tooth nerve
  • Developmental abnormalities
  • Fractures in existing dental fillings
  • Bone loss
  • Cysts, abscesses, and tumors

In Las Vegas, Nevada, digital X-rays are also used to plan certain dental treatments, including root canal therapy, dental implants, TMJ treatment, and more. For more information on the advantages of digital radiography, please call us today at Luth & Heideman Center for Dental Care.