Radiographs in Alexander City, Alabama
A radiograph can be described as a focused beam of X-Ray particles through bone which produces an image on special film, showing the structure through which it passed. The radiograph results in the familiar black and white image that doctors and dentists use to diagnose problems. X-rays are a necessary part of the diagnostic process and, not to use them, could lead to undiagnosed disease. Without an X-ray of the whole tooth, supporting bone and gum tissues, there is no real way to detect infection or pathology that may require attention.
In our office, we use digital radiography which allows us to take X-rays using 50-70% less radiation versus conventional X-rays. Coupled with computer monitoring, digital x-ray technology allows us to enhance an image for better diagnosis of any dental concerns.