Like an X-Ray, digital radiography is used to take detailed pictures of your teeth and, in some cases, jaw structure. An image is taken via a small sensor placed intra-orally which is then stored digitally to allow aid in the diagnosis and for use in future visits to monitor progress.
As an added benefit of using digital radiography, the amount of radiation exposure required for a clear picture is significantly reduced. Due to it's digital nature, clear images can be obtained more reliably in circumstances of over or under exposure. The dose at which the patient is exposed during the digital radiography is one-tenth of the dose using a conventional X-ray apparatus.