Digital x-rays have made diagnosis of dental problems and treatment easy and quick. With digital x-rays, there is no need to wait for x-ray reports, it is right there on the doctor’s monitor within a few minutes. Also, digital x-rays involve almost 90% less radiation then film type x-rays.
Digital x-rays offer high accuracy and provide clearer images that can be enlarged for better view. This ensures that infections or any other dental problem does not remain hidden and gets treated in time.
Intra-oral cameras have revolutionized the entire patient-education process as a patient can now sit comfortably in a chair and get a clear picture of his tooth condition and make an informed decision before the condition gets worse. An intra-oral camera is a small pen sized tool attached to a computer or television monitor and comes with a disposable plastic sheath for contamination prevention. An intra-oral camera helps a dentist to take a video of the inside of the mouth of a patient. The video is then transmitted via a cable to a TV screen and can be viewed by both the patient and the dentist. A patient can benefit by getting acquainted with a problem in its early stage.