Dental Office of
David M Mayer DMD

Low Dose digital x-rays are an important part of modern dental services.  They provide the dentist with the ability to diagnose existing and potential future dental problems.  They also provide a visual tool so we can show you and explain to you what we have learned from the x rays and the possible treatment options.  

Digital X-Ray

​X-rays, also known as radiographs, are an essential part of any dental care treatment plan. They are diagnostic, but they can also be preventative by helping us diagnose potential oral care issues in your mouth before they become a major problem. An x-ray is a type of energy that passes through soft tissues and is absorbed by dense tissue.  Teeth, bone, fillings and crowns are very dense, so they absorb X-rays, while X-rays pass more easily through gums and cheeks.

Intra-oral X-rays are the most common type of radiograph taken in dentistry. They give a high level of detail of the tooth, bone and supporting tissues of the mouth. These X-rays allow dentists to:

  • Find cavities
  • Look at the tooth roots
  • Check the health of the bony area around the tooth
  • Determine if periodontal disease is an oral care issue
  • See the status of developing teeth
  • Otherwise, monitor good tooth health through prevention.

X-rays are divided into two main categories, intra-oral and extra-oral.

Intra-oral is an X-ray that is taken inside the mouth.   An extra-oral X-ray is taken outside of the mouth.

We have the ability to use intra-oral digital x-rays and extra-oral 2D panoramic and extra-oral 3D imaging

When you come to this dental office you will have the latest in digital x-ray diagnostic tools available.  These tools will help us to determine your immediate dental needs in minutes.  We will, at your request, also create and offer you multiple treatment plans you can choose from.  They can be tailored to your budget and time schedule, how quickly you need to complete the plan.

​We have the ability to use intra-oral digital x-rays and extra-oral 2D panoramic and extra-oral 3D x-ray.  

Bitewing -rays are used to check between certain teeth to check for cavities.