The Impressive Benefits of Digital Dental X-Rays

The Impressive Benefits of Digital Dental X-Rays

April 17, 2018

Many people today haven’t even noticed a transition from the old-style traditional x-rays to a new era of digital dental x-rays, either because their dentist is still living in the stone-age, or because they haven’t been to the dentist in a really long time. The fact of the matter is that dental technology is advancing as fast as technology in all other sectors, and thankfully that means more convenient, comfortable, and effective dental visits.

We all remember the time at the dentist where the assistant sticks a big uncomfortable piece of plastic in your mouth, they tell you to put on a thick led vest and step into another room. The staff hides behind a thick wall to hide themselves from the radiation they are about to blast into your face, and they click a button that makes a buzzing sound.

Technology has come a long way since then, so let’s go over some benefits.

What Exactly are the Benefits of Digital X-Rays?

  • Less radiation – The less radiation the better. Digital X-rays are so low in radiation that they should not cause you to register a radiation spike for even one day. They are about 80% lower in radiation than the already low-radiation traditional X-ray procedure.
  • Easier record access – Whereas with the old style of X-rays, a physical print had to be stashed away in some warehouse or be kept on hand in some huge storage room of files on every patient. This inevitably causes there to be a longer delay of your dental visit. With digital X-rays, your dentist can easily access them since they are stored on the computer digitally.
  • Complete comfort – With digital X-rays, you don’t even have to leave your seat. The dentist must place a small sensor in your mouth so that a clear picture can be taken, but there is no need for a lead vest or a large, uncomfortable piece of plastic. Overall, the procedure is much more comfortable.