Digital x-rays are ideal because they expose our patients to a fraction of the radiation they get with traditional x-rays. Digital x-rays can be stored as files on a computer, don’t need developing, so are a more collaborative diagnostic tool.
Though Panoramic x-rays are digital as well, they deliver much more detailed images for Dr. Majka. Panoramic x-rays provide an image of the whole jaw, both top and bottom, and its relationship with your sinus cavities. These are not essential for every patient, but can help in diagnosing and treating TMD, temporomandibular jaw disorder.
DIAGNOdent is a tool that lets us look for cavities that don’t even show up on x-rays yet. With the DIAGNOdent, we can, in some cases, treat a cavity before it requires a filling.