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General Dentistry, Family Dentists & Emergency Dentists in Puyallup, WA
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Digital X-Ray services offered in Puyallup, WA

Digital X-rays offer a clear and efficient image that gives your dentist important information about your oral health. At South Hill Family Dentistry in Puyallup, Washington, their expert dentists use digital X-rays for all patients. Call the office or use the online tool to take advantage of this advanced technology. 

What are digital X-rays?

Digital X-rays are an alternative to traditional film-based X-rays. They provide a detailed picture of the internal aspects of your teeth, gums, and other oral structures. 

To obtain a digital X-ray, your provider places a small electronic sensor in your mouth and records an image. The images are projected onto a computer screen. They can be stored in your dental record for future reference. 

What are the benefits of digital X-rays?

Digital X-rays provide some of the most advanced dental technology available. They improve the accuracy of your diagnosis and your personal understanding of your oral health. They also help your dentist create an accurate treatment plan for any dental concerns.

The benefits of digital X-rays include:

  • Easy viewing on any computer screen and transmitted to specialists
  • The revelation of areas of decay between the teeth or below fillings
  • Early detection and treatment of dental problems like gum disease and bone infections
  • Less radiation than film-based X-rays
  • Easy for you to see areas of concern
  • Clearer images than film-based X-rays

Digital X-rays also help support the green efforts of South Hill Family Dentistry. They eliminate the need for chemical processing and disposal of hazardous waste. The images are easily stored without paper waste. 

You also save time with digital X-rays. There’s no need to wait for images to be developed. Your digital X-rays are viewable within just a few minutes. 

What are the types of digital X-rays?

Digital X-rays detect cavities and monitor your overall teeth and bone health. The images are taken from different angles and include:


Bitewing X-rays show details of the upper and lower teeth. They show decay between teeth and changes in bone density due to gum disease. 


Periapical X-rays show the entirety of your tooth, including the crown, the roots, and the supporting bone. These X-rays assess your root structure and any bone abnormalities. Your dentist may use them in developing a treatment plan for advanced gum disease.

X-rays may also be panoramic, taken by a machine that rotates around your entire head.

Take advantage of the advanced technology offered at South Hill Family Dentistry. Call today or use the online tool to request an appointment.