As a part of your routine dental checkup, Dr. Vela and Dr. Ng may use digital imaging in Corpus Christi, Texas. Digital imaging an advanced form of dental X-ray. Digital imaging helps our dentists to diagnose dental issues like tooth decay and gingivitis. Using digital imaging, our dentists can spot things that are difficult to see with the naked eye.

Digital imaging has many advantages over dental X-rays. Traditional X-rays use film that has to be developed in a dark room. This process takes a few minutes. In contrast, digital imaging sends the X-ray to a computer screen, where it can be viewed, printed, or saved with ease. Digital images are available on screen just a few seconds after being taken. Digital imaging uses less radiation than traditional X-rays. Our dentists can easily see dental issues using digital imaging, as the image can be enlarged and enhanced. This also makes it easy for our dentists to show the patient where or what the issue is. Our dentists can digitally compare old images to current ones using subtraction radiography. Everything that is alike between the two images is removed, leaving an image of the parts that are different. This allows our dentists to spot even the smallest changes in your smile.

Please contact Vela Dental Centers Southside today to learn more and to schedule a visit.