Our office is proud to be equipped with the latest in digital X-ray technology. We installed Dexis platinum digital X-ray sensors in early 2011.
Digital X-rays allow for a decrease of up to 75% in radiation exposure on each digital X-ray compared to traditional film X-rays.
Other benefits include:
Many diseases of the teeth and surrounding structures cannot be viewed without X-rays, they can help reveal:
The Washington State Department states that the maximum safe occupational whole body exposure is 5000 mRem (this means you would need 15,000 digital x rays to reach this limit).
A single digital X-ray emits: 0.30 mRem
Four digital bitewings (checkup X-rays): 1.2 mRem
Digital full mouth series: 6.0 mRem