Digital X-rays Mean Less Radiation

At Alamo Family dental, we provide our patients with the latest in advanced, digital radiography.

Why do we take X-rays?

Dental radiographs (x-rays) are an essential, preventative and diagnostic tool that provides us with valuable information that is not visible during a regualr exam. Without x-rays, problem areas may go untreated. Dental x-rays may reveal:

  • Abscesses or cysts
  • Bone loss
  • Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors
  • Decay between the teeth
  • Developmental abnormalities
  • Poor tooth and root positions
  • Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line

Detecting and treating dental problems at an early stage can save you time, money, unnecessary discomfort, and your teeth!

Advantages of Digital X-rays

Digital x-rays have many advantages when compared with old fashioned film-based machines, including:

  • Reduced radiation exposure (up to 90% less than traditional systems)
  • Enhanced ability to refine image quality
  • Instant viewing (no waiting for films to develop)
  • Environmentally friendly (no toxic chemicals)

Best of all, it’s easy for you to see what Dr. Mooney sees. Your digital x-ray can be seen on a computer screen located next to your dental chair. This helps you understand your needs and make and informed choice about any treatment.