Our digital x-ray technology allows us to see vital oral structures with more clarity in a way that is faster and safer. Dental x-rays provide a vital view into the health and status of your mouth. This is because many problems may arise deep within the jaw bone, roots, or teeth, before they become apparent by looking directly in the mouth.
Our digital x-ray sensors are smooth with rounded edges, so they don’t poke your gums like traditional x-ray films. They also work faster and require 85% less radiation than traditional films. Furthermore, the image is immediately viewable on the computer screen, no longer requiring harsh chemicals to expose the old films (let alone the toxic waste that is involved in disposing of such chemicals).
Our digital Panoramic x-ray machine takes a full scan of your entire jaw in just a few seconds. This gives us a complete picture of your teeth, jaws, TMJ, and sinus floor. Our modern machine uses just a fraction of radiation, allowing Oaktown Dental to comply with the well-known ALARA principle (ALARA stands for “As Low As Reasonably Achievable”). The ALARA principle is meant to minimize radiation exposure to both patient and operator by employing all reasonable means possible. Our digital x-rays conform to this principle for your safety and comfort.