Dental X-rays are an important part of your visit to Rudolph Family Dentistry. Our dentist will use these images to detect any damage to the teeth and gums that they may not be able to see during a visual examination of your smile. Advanced dental technology has allowed Dr. Ellen Rudolph Jarvis and William I. Rudolph to dramatically reduce the amount of radiation used with digital X-rays. Also, as opposed to traditional film, digital X-rays are available immediately and can be manipulated on the computer for easier viewing. There are several types of X-rays that Dr. Ellen Rudolph Jarvis and William I. Rudolph will use to check your smile for issues.

Panorex

Panorex is a specific style of X-ray that provides a panoramic view of all of your teeth along with all of the surrounding bone structures. This allows the dentist to check for issues in your jaw (like TMJ disorder), as well as detect oral cancers, gum disease, and even impacted wisdom teeth.

Bitewings

Bitewings help Dr. Ellen Rudolph Jarvis and William I. Rudolph detect any cavities between your teeth as well as on the back of teeth. This T-shaped film also helps with detecting gum disease and issues with tooth alignment.

Periapical

This type of X-ray takes an image of an entire tooth, from the root to the crown. If you are having issues with a specific tooth, this close-up image will help the dentist see exactly what is happing. These magnified images will also help detect abnormalities in the surrounding bone and tissue.

To learn more about digital radiography in Columbus, Indiana, please call or visit our office today. We would love to schedule a consultation with our dentist for you.