Our Edmonton dentists use x-rays to capture detailed digital images of a patient's teeth, gums and other oral structures to help with diagnosis and treatment planning.
A digital x-ray is a three-dimensional image of your teeth and gums that your dentist uses to evaluate your oral health. They help dentists to diagnose common problems, such as cavities, gum disease and other dental diseases or infections.
Unlike traditional x-rays, your dentist will place a small electronic sensor in your mouth to capture the images, which can be pulled up instantly on a computer screen.
Digital x-rays require no chemical processing and significantly cut down the amount of radiation a patient is exposed to.
The CBCT system is a special type of x-ray equipment used when regular digital x-rays are not sufficient. It rotates around the patient to capture data using a cone-shaped x-ray beam.
Our dentists use this technology to produce 3-D images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone in a single scan.