digital imagingAt McQuiston Dental, we use digital imaging to diagnose, treat, and help you maintain your dental health. Digital X-rays are invaluable aids in examining your mouth because they allow Dr. Scott McQuiston to see beyond what is visible to the naked eye and because they can be transferred easily to the appropriate specialists or insurance companies when needed.

We utilize digital X-rays to provide you with more advanced and effective care.  The ease and efficiency of digital X-rays has changed the way our office takes images of your mouth: the process is now more comfortable, more convenient, and faster than ever. Unlike traditional film X-rays, digital X-rays use a digital sensor to take images of your teeth, gums, and underlying bone structure. With less radiation and no need to use chemicals to develop the images, digital X-rays are safer and more efficient. The images are immediately available to be viewed on a chairside monitor so that you can view your diagnoses and better understand your treatment options. Some dental problems we can use digital X-rays to diagnose are:

  • Tooth decay
  • Development abnormalities
  • Cysts & abscesses
  • Damaged dental fillings
  • Oral tumors
  • Dental infection
  • Loss of bone
  • Improper tooth root positioning

Digital X-rays can also play a major role in planning your treatment, as they provide a comprehensive image that our dentist can refer to for procedures such as root canal treatment and oral surgery.

For more information about digital imaging in Alexandria, Virginia, and to make your appointment with our dentist, call us today at 703-354-0111.