Radiographs allow the dentist to see the inside of the teeth and bone. Areas which have been destroyed by decay or infection will appear as dark shadows.
Most patients know radiographs by the name ‘x-rays’. In fact x-rays are invisible and are produced by the x-ray unit. The inside of this is very similiar to a television except that the x-rays produced are more powerful. This film which is placed in the patients mouth in a small packet is the ‘radiograph’. The film used is very similiar to that used in normal everyday cameras except that it is developed in black and white and then interpreted onto a computer.
At WDC we use the latest in Digital X-rays.