A focused beam of X-Ray particles passes through bone and produces an image that shows the structure through which it passed. This X-ray process gives the familiar black and white images that dentists use to diagnose problems.
Dental X-Rays At Patrick Toms, DMD
Dental X-rays are a necessary part of the diagnostic process, and the staff at Patrick Toms DMD uses them to accurately assess and diagnose dental conditions. In our office we use digital radiography, which allows us to take dental X-rays using 50-70% less radiation than conventional X-rays. Coupled with computer monitoring, digital X-ray technology allows us to enhance the images for better diagnosis of any dental concerns.
Without a dental X-ray of the whole tooth - including the supporting bone and gum tissues - there is no real way to detect infection or pathology that requires attention. Often, we perform dental X-rays during our routine teeth cleanings.
For more information on our dental X-ray process, please contact us.