Digital X-Rays Specialist

Glen Dental Center

Dentists located in Glenview, IL

Technology, especially digital X-rays, makes dental diagnostics faster and easier than ever. At Glen Dental Center in Glenview, Illinois, dentists Jeffrey Gilmor, DDS, Verena Phillips, DDS, and their team use digital X-rays to deliver quick diagnostics and give you peace of mind about your oral health. Call the office to book your next appointment today.

Digital X-Rays Q & A

What are digital X-rays?

Digital X-rays are state-of-the-art imaging technology allowing your dentist to view the inner structures of your mouth without having to use invasive procedures.

Like traditional X-rays that give your doctor a view of your bones within minutes on a sheet of film paper, digital X-rays give your dentist gets an instant image of your teeth and jawbone instantly that they can view on a monitor.

During your digital X-ray at Glen Dental Center, your dentist places a small sensor device inside your mouth. The device in your mouth takes the image electronically and sends it directly to your dentist’s computer.

What can a digital X-ray show?

Digital X-rays show a number of different oral health complications that aren’t directly visible when viewing your mouth from the outside. The number of times you need digital X-rays at Glen Dental Center depends on the state of your oral health.

Getting a digital X-ray helps your dentist identify a number of oral health concerns, including:

  • Tooth decay
  • Cavities
  • Bone loss
  • Adult tooth growth in children
  • Impacted teeth
  • Oral cancer
  • Infections

Your dentist can also use a digital X-ray before an operation like a root canal to help guide the procedure.

What are the benefits of digital X-rays versus traditional X-rays?

Digital X-rays offer a number of benefits when compared to traditional film X-rays. The many advantages include:

  • No risk of losing or damaging the X-ray picture
  • Instant results for viewing
  • The ability to zoom in on the image
  • Brightness and contrast adjustment
  • Up to 90% less radiation exposure

With traditional X-rays, you have to wait while your dentist develops the image. This isn’t the case with digital X-rays, and the process is easier than ever. This saves you lots of time in the waiting room and in the operating chair. 

Reserve your next appointment by phone at Glen Dental Center to find out if a digital X-ray is necessary to your diagnosis today.