What is digital radiography?

Digital radiography, more commonly referred to as digital X-rays, is quickly becoming the standard in dental imaging. At Musial Dental Center, digital X-rays are an excellent diagnostic tool and help our dental team diagnose and plan effective treatments when decay and other negative conditions are in their earliest stages.


Digital X-rays have many advantages over film-based machines and traditional dental imaging systems. This includes reduced radiation exposure (up to 90% less than traditional dental X-rays), the ability to enhance image quality, and being able to provide these high-quality images for instant viewing. Digital X-rays are also environmentally friendly, as there is no need to use toxic chemicals to develop film.


What can digital X-rays detect?

Dr. Valerie H. Musial, our experienced dentist, may suggest digital dental X-rays in Mobile, Alabama to detect:


  • Hidden tooth decay
  • Tooth or bone fractures
  • Developmental abnormalities
  • Bite irregularities
  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Cysts, lumps, or tumors


We will take a full series of digital X-rays during your initial visit to our office. We may suggest taking more digital X-rays during subsequent appointments as we deem necessary. If you have not been to the dentist in a long time, we encourage you to call our friendly dental team at Musial Dental Center and schedule your appointment today. We look forward to starting you on the road to better oral health.