Digital X-Rays  Kingsford, MI

Using advanced digital X-rays, highly-skilled dentist Justin Saigh, DDS, can observe the health of your teeth and gums and shine a spotlight on your dental health. At Superior Family Dental in Kingsford, Michigan, Dr. Saigh and the hard-working dental team offer convenient and effective in-office digital X-rays. Prioritize your dental wellness with the personalized quality dental care you and your family deserve. Click or call Superior Family Dental today.

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Why are dental digital X-rays important?

Standard dental X-rays are an effective and important part of your preventive dental care. Only a small portion of your teeth are visible with the naked eye, so X-rays help Dr. Saigh carefully examine your teeth, inside and out. For example, Dr. Saigh might use X-rays to look for any signs of cavities inside or between your teeth.

At Superior Family Dental, the team also uses the latest state-of-the-art dental tools and technology, including digital X-rays. Digital X-rays provide an even fuller picture of your oral health. Because of their depth, they can help the team diagnose a plethora of dental conditions, evaluate certain treatments, plan other dental procedures, and more.

How does digital X-ray technology work?

During your digital X-ray, Dr. Saigh or a trained dental professional covers you with a heavy lead apron to help protect your body from the radiation. Dr. Saigh carefully places a small apparatus, made of plastic, into your mouth. To hold your X-ray film in place, you bite down on the small apparatus and Dr. Saigh or the dental professional takes the X-ray pictures.

X-rays pass through your soft tissues, while your dense tissues — such as your teeth and bone — absorb them.

X-ray images were previously maintained on large film sheets, until recently. Now with advanced digital X-rays, images are now digital files that are easily accessible and can be conveniently stored electronically.

Are dental X-rays safe?

Digital X-ray exams are safe and effective for men, women, and children. X-rays do require a small amount of radiation to produce the images of your teeth and bones, but with such a tiny amount of radiation, the risk is minimal.

The quantity of radiation needed for dental X-rays is much lower, thanks to modern advancements in dental technology and X-ray machines.

If you’re pregnant, you can still have dental digital X-rays. Dr. Saigh covers you with a protective apron and special thyroid collar as a precaution.

Digital X-rays can reveal important information about your dental health.