One of the most important diagnostic tools in dentistry has always been dental x-rays. However, many of our patients have concerns about radiation exposure. At Mill Creek Dental, your safety always comes first, so we only use state-of-the-art digital x-rays that expose you to about 95% less radiation than traditional film x-rays.
Many dental conditions begin deep inside teeth or beneath the gums where they can’t easily be detected, making digital x-rays invaluable. The highly-detailed images that digital x-rays produce allow us to clearly see what's happening inside your teeth.
The images are also valuable because we pride ourselves on patient education. In our experience, patients who understand their dental needs usually enjoy better oral health. And understanding why we recommend treatment is easier when you are an active participant in the decision-making process!
Instead of bulky film, we take your x-rays using digital sensors with rounded edges that don’t poke into tender gum or cheek tissue. After we review your x-rays, they are stored on our in-house system, allowing quick access when needed for reference or to quickly send to specialists and insurance companies. And digital x-rays are green – they don't require any processing chemicals, so there is no hazardous waste to dispose of!