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This technology allows us to take highly-detailed images of your teeth to detect cavities. The process is easy and comfortable because we take extra-oral (outside the mouth) bitewing images without the need for traditional x-ray films placed in your mouth.
So if you have a young child whose small mouth can't tolerate a digital sensor in their mouth, we can use the Pano machine to capture and produce x-rays similar to intra-oral (inside the mouth) x-rays. Digital panoramic imaging is quick and comfortable and significantly reduces your exposure to radiation.
Dental digital x-ray sensors take the place of bulky films used in the past. Digital sensors are basically a computer chip encased in plastic that inputs the image into special software. Using digital sensors streamlines the process, increases your comfort, and reduces your radiation exposure.
At first, taking digital x-rays may seem similar to the process for traditional x-rays. However, instead of using a film to take pictures of your teeth, we use digital sensors. Once we take the x-ray, the image is projected on a screen so that you and the dentist can view it together. Digital radiography is efficient and exposes you to about 90% less radiation than traditional film x-rays.