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Thanks to modern technological advances, Dr. Nidal Obeid and our team at Family Dental of Lincoln in Chicago, Illinois, employ digital radiography, also known as digital X-rays, to see exactly what is happening in your mouth. Our goal is to find and treat problems early on when they require the least invasive treatment option to remedy.

We take digital X-rays for the following reasons:

  • To check for decay between your pearly whites.
  • To check for bone loss due to periodontal disease.
  • To check for decay beneath your tooth fillings.
  • To see if there is an infection at the tip of the tooth root near the bone.
  • To see the full picture of your mouth before performing a dental treatment.

Typical intraoral X-rays include bite-wing, periapical, and occlusal X-rays. Bite-wing X-rays reveal the tooth from the crown to the level of the bone. Periapical X-rays show the entire tooth, from the crown to the end of the root area where your teeth sit in the jaw. Occlusal X-rays show the full tooth development and where it sits, so the entire arch of the teeth in the upper and lower jaw are visible.

With digital radiography, the process is faster, more comfortable, and more convenient than ever before. Our digital X-rays use a digital sensor to take images of your teeth, unlike traditional X-rays which use film. In addition, digital X-rays use much less radiation than conventional film X-rays, and they require the use of no chemicals for developing the images.

Digital X-rays provide a valuable service in maintaining your healthy smile. They also allow us to plan certain kinds of dental treatment, including oral surgery procedures, root canal treatment, and dental implants. To schedule your next visit, please call 773-561-5106 today. Dr. Nidal Obeid and our team at Family Dental of Lincoln in Chicago, Illinois wish you and yours a healthy Thanksgiving holiday!