Dr. Kevin Wolf and Dr. Larry Osborne may use digital X-rays when examining your teeth and smile. This imaging technology is one of the advanced diagnostic tools used here at Wolf and Osborne LTD, and aids us in diagnosing cavities, gum disease and other problems more quickly so you can receive the care you need.

What Are Digital X-Rays?

Digital radiography has advanced the dental imaging process, changing the way that X-rays are taking and offering a faster, more precise and more comfortable imaging process. Digital X-rays use a small digital sensor to capture images of your teeth and supporting structures. These images are then transmitted immediately to a nearby monitor, where they can then be viewed to provide you with the most accurate and efficient diagnosis possible. Digital X-rays are completely safe for use – they produce less radiation than what you are exposed to by the sun in your day-to-day life, and are inspected regularly to ensure that they are functioning properly and safe for use.

What Can Digital X-Rays Be Used For?

Our dentists and team use X-rays to diagnose and treat a wise range of problems, including:

  • Bone loss
  • Cysts, abscesses and tumors
  • Developmental abnormalities
  • Fractures in teeth or in existing restorations, such as crowns and fillings
  • Improper tooth root positioning
  • Infection in the tooth nerves
  • Tooth decay

Digital X-rays are also used to plan oral surgery procedures, root canal treatment, dental implant placement and orthodontic treatment, among other types of care.

Make An Appointment

Call 217-875-7600 today to make an appointment with our dentists and learn more about digital X-rays in Decatur, Illinois.