Digital X-Ray

Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics and General Dentistry located in Brentwood, TN

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Digital X-Ray services offered in Brentwood, TN

Digital X-ray imaging gives your dentist a crystal-clear image of your teeth and jaw that shows damage and disease you can’t otherwise see. The dentists and orthodontists at Hendricks Dental Specialists in Brentwood, Tennessee, provide digital X-ray imaging ahead of many treatments and as a preventive service during comprehensive exams. Schedule your next exam or treatment consultation by calling the office or booking online today.

Digital X-Ray Q&A

What is a digital X-ray?

Digital X-ray imaging shows the bones you can’t see just by opening your mouth. It shows the insides of your teeth, the roots of your teeth, and the underlying jawbone. This brief imaging procedure happens during many of your routine examinations at Hendricks Dental Specialists and can help to reveal hidden complications, whether or not they cause symptoms.

Beyond their diagnostic purpose, digital X-rays help with treatment planning for orthodontics, like braces or Invisalign®, or restorative treatments like dental implants. The team at Hendricks Dental Specialists uses digital X-rays to see how your teeth are positioned in your jaw, check your jawbone density, and find out about other features that influence an upcoming procedure. 

What does a digital X-ray show?

Your digital X-ray can show many tooth problems and other oral health complications that you might not feel or see otherwise. The team at Hendricks Dental Specialists examines your X-ray images and can very quickly find evidence of:

  • Cavities
  • Impacted teeth
  • Damage from gum disease
  • Bone infection
  • Jawbone resorption
  • Tumors
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) damage

The digital images instantly show up on a computer monitor so your dentist can take a close look and review the results with you right away. 

How do digital X-rays compare to traditional X-ray imaging?

Traditional X-ray imaging is a type of X-ray imaging that dentists have relied on for decades. It uses radiation to produce images on film that needs to be developed. Digital X-rays are more modern, and the images go directly to a computer screen where your dentist can zoom in and examine them closely. 

Some of the advantages that digital X-rays hold over traditional X-rays are:

  • Faster results
  • The ability to enlarge the image
  • More high-definition images
  • Less time-consuming
  • Less radiation exposure
  • More environmentally friendly

With clearer images from digital X-rays at Hendricks Dental Specialists, your diagnoses may be earlier and more precise than ever before. 

Digital X-rays assist your dentist in planning your treatment and recommending the services you need. To schedule your next examination or treatment consultation, call Hendricks Dental Specialists or book an appointment online today.