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Digital X-Rays

If you’re looking for an X-ray option that uses less radiation with more accurate images, digital X-Rays are a great option for diagnosing and treating your oral health. Zhiyong Fan, DDS, Amira Hassan, DDS, and the team at Franklin Square Dental in Austin and Bee Cave, Texas, offer digital X-rays as a safe and effective method for finding problems before they get severe. If you’re looking for a dentist who uses digital X-Rays, call the practice or schedule an appointment online today.


What are digital X-Rays?

Digital X-rays are an advanced diagnostic tool to take images of your teeth and give the dentist a detailed look at areas they can’t see with the naked eye. Digital X-rays were introduced in 1987, combining computer technology power with electronic sensors and small bursts of radiation. Instead of printing on film, digital X-rays project the image onto a computer screen.

Digital X-rays offer several advantages over traditional X-rays, including:

  • Use less radiation
  • Don’t use chemicals to develop images
  • Faster than traditional X-rays
  • Instant viewing of images on monitors in the treatment room

In addition to providing a good look at the teeth for cavities, areas between the teeth, gum disease, and a look under existing dental fillings, digital X-rays also allow the dentist to view your jaw bone and the positioning of teeth below the gum line.

Why do I need digital X-Rays?

Digital X-rays allow the dentist to confirm if you have tooth decay, infection, or bone loss without the need for chemical processing. X-Rays are taken once a year for most patients, but if you have a history of dental problems you may get X-rays more frequently. 

Catching problems earlier can prevent more significant and costly problems later. Digital X-Rays allow the Franklin Square Dental team to identify and diagnose several oral health problems, including:

  • Decay between teeth
  • Infections, cysts, and abscess formation
  • Improper tooth root positioning
  • Bone loss
  • Tumors

Digital X-Rays can also show problems with your existing dental fillings, such as cracks or fractures that require repair to prevent further tooth decay. They’re also useful for looking at impacted wisdom teeth below the gum line.

What dental treatment plans require digital X-rays?

Digital dental X-rays are also used for planning various dental treatments including:

  • Oral surgeries
  • Placement of dental implants 
  • Root canal treatments
  • Orthodontics

Because digital X-Ray images can be displayed directly on monitors in the treatment rooms, Franklin Square Dental can view them while working in your mouth to ensure accurate and efficient treatments.

Learn more about how Franklin Square Dental uses digital X-rays in the office by scheduling an appointment online or calling the practice nearest you today.

Franklin Square Dental
✆ Phone (appointments): 512-452-4661
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 512-452-4661
Address: 3724 Jefferson Street, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731