Digital X-Rays

Digital X-Rays services offered in Bethesda, MD

With advancements in dental technology, digital X-rays have transformed how dentists diagnose and treat oral health conditions. At Art and Dentistry in Bethesda, Maryland, Ellen Brodsky, DDS, Andrew Schliep, DDS, and the professional team use digital X-rays to provide a comfortable and safe patient experience that produces highly detailed, accurate results. Call the dental clinic today to schedule an appointment.

Digital X-Rays Q & A

What is the difference between traditional and digital X-rays?

All X-rays provide valuable insights into the health of your teeth, gums, and jawbone by revealing your smile’s underlying structures. While traditional X-rays use film to capture images of your teeth and surrounding structures, digital X-rays use electronic sensors to produce highly detailed, digital images.

What can digital X-rays do?

Digital X-rays can create highly detailed images of your mouth’s internal structures to help diagnose, monitor, and treat:

  • Tooth decay
  • Periodontal disease (gum disease)
  • Dental infections
  • Abnormal growths or cysts in the jawbone
  • Impacted teeth
  • Alignment issues and bone density in preparation for orthodontic treatment
  • Jaw joint problems, such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder

A digital X-ray can also help evaluate the success of previous dental procedures, such as dental implants or root canals.

What are the advantages of digital X-rays?

Digital X-rays offer many advantages over traditional X-rays, such as:

Enhanced image quality

Compared with traditional X-rays, digital technology offers more detailed images for the most accurate diagnosis and treatment planning. The team can also enhance and manipulate digital X-rays to adjust the contrast and brightness or zoom in on specific areas for a better view.

Easy storage

Digital storage allows the team to easily access your X-rays and send them to other specialists when necessary for continuity of care.

Lower radiation exposure

A digital X-ray uses up to 80% less radiation than its traditional counterpart, making it a safer option.

Quicker and more comfortable

Unlike traditional X-rays, digital images don’t require film processing, which can be time-consuming. You can see the images on the screen right away. They also don’t require the uncomfortable positioning of traditional X-rays, which involves biting down on film and holding still for an extended period.

Digital X-rays are also better for the environment, as they use less radiation than traditional X-rays. Because they use sensors, rather than film, there’s no need for chemical processing or disposing of hazardous materials.

Digital X-rays allow you to benefit from the latest dental technology while receiving personalized care from experienced dental professionals. Call Art and Dentistry today to schedule an appointment!