Digital X-Rays

Dr. Todd Anderson uses digital X-rays to examine your teeth and supporting structures for developing problems and when planning your treatment. This diagnostic imaging technology is one of the most frequently used and versatile tools available here at Absolute Dental Care.

What Are Digital X-Rays?

Digital X-rays are an advanced diagnostic tool used to examine your teeth and mouth. Digital radiography involves the use of a digital sensor to capture images of your teeth, instantly transmitting the captured images to a nearby monitor where they can be easily viewed. This eliminates the need to use chemicals to develop photographic images, as well as giving you a faster and more comfortable imaging process.

When Are Digital X-Rays Used?

Digital X-rays are used to diagnose and treat a wide range of dental issues, including:

  • Tooth decay, including decay between the teeth
  • Developmental abnormalities
  • Improper tooth root positioning
  • Tumors, cysts and abscesses
  • Fractures in the teeth or in existing restorations
  • Infection in the tooth nerves
  • Bone loss

X-rays are also used in planning and carrying out oral surgery procedures, root canal treatment, dental implant placement, orthodontic care and more.

Are Digital X-Rays Safe?

Digital X-rays are completely safe for patients of all ages. In fact, digital radiography produces up to 90% less radiation than traditional film X-rays, and exposes you to less radiation than what you are exposed to by the sun in your day-to-day life. X-ray machines are also regularly inspected to ensure they meet federal and industry standards for safety and function.

Make An Appointment

To learn more about digital X-rays in Nixa, Missouri, and to schedule your appointment with our experienced dentist, call our office today at 417-725-4746!