Digital X-Rays

Digital radiography is the latest technology used to take dental x-rays.  Our office uses an DEXIS electronic sensor in place of x-ray film, that captures and stores the digital image on a computer.  This image can be instantly viewed and enlarged helping us detect problems easier.  Digital x-rays reduce radiation by 80 to 90%, compared to the already low exposure of traditional dental x-rays.  The system is even environmentally friendly - eliminating the use of chemicals to process film!

A full mouth series of x-rays is recommended for new patients.  This series is usually good for three to five years.  Bite-wing x-rays (x-rays of top and bottom teeth biting together) are taken yearly to detect new potential dental problems.

Dental x-rays may reveal:

  • Abscesses or cysts.
  • Bone loss.
  • Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors.
  • Decay between the teeth.
  • Developmental abnormalities.
  • Poor tooth and root positions.
  • Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line.

Detecting and treating dental problems at an early stage may save you time, money, unnecessary discomfort, and most of all - your teeth!


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Michael W. Whitecar, D.D.S.
Formerly the office of Dr. Ritter
Michael W. Whitecar, D.D.S.

8320 Bellona Avenue, Suite 110, Towson, MD 21204