Digital radiography is one of the tools our skilled dentists use to detect and diagnose dental problems. With digital X-rays, we can identify and diagnose dental problems faster and more accurately than was possible in the past. Dr. Winkler, Dr. Charaipotra, Dr. Coulter, and Dr. Kanli can use digital X-rays to evaluate the health of teeth by seeing what lies below the surface of the teeth and between the teeth. We may use digital radiography to detect dental problems such as:
- Tooth decay between teeth
- Bone loss
- Infection in the tooth nerve
- Fractures in an existing dental filling
- Developmental abnormalities
- Abscesses, tumors, and cysts
We can also use digital X-rays to plan dental treatments, such as root canal therapy and restorative dental care.
Are digital X-rays better than traditional X-rays?
Digital X-rays hold several advantages over traditional film X-rays. Digital radiography requires no chemicals and utilizes significantly less radiation than traditional radiography. In addition, digital X-rays in Springfield, Virginia are available instantly, speeding up the process of detecting dental problems and planning dental treatments. The process of taking digital X-rays is also more comfortable for our patients. We welcome you to contact us at Northern Virginia Dental Associates soon to learn more about the advantages of digital X-rays.