At Andrew Scott Dental Care we use digital dental radiographs (digital X-rays) to better detect, diagnose, treat, and monitor oral conditions and diseases.
Digital dental radiographs can be taken inside (intraoral) or outside (extraoral) the mouth. Intraoral X-rays, the most commonly taken dental X-ray, provide great detail and are used to detect cavities, check the status of developing teeth and monitor teeth and bone health. Extraoral X-rays do not provide the detail of intraoral X-rays and are not used to identify individual tooth problems. However, they are used to detect impacted teeth, monitor jaw growth and development, and identify potential problems between teeth, jaws and temporomandibular joints (TMJ), or other facial bones.
Digital radiography is a type of X-ray imaging that uses digital X-ray sensors to replace traditional photographic X-ray film, producing enhanced computer images of teeth, gums, and other oral structures and conditions whilst using lower radiation.
At Andrew Scott Dental Care we use Digital intra-oral film which is then scanned. We have chosen this method for our digital X-rays as this offers a better patient experience as the digital sensor X-rays can be uncomfortable for some patients.
We have invested in a Cone-beam CT Scanner (CBCT) for taking our Extraoral radiographs this allows our team to take a wide range of extraoral radiographs including a 3D Ct scan which is particularly useful for more extensive dental treatment including dental implants.