Another great benefit of using digital radiography in your dental healthcare is that your exposure to radiation is decreased as compared to film x-rays. The digital process itself requires less radiation to do the same job. Also, your exposure is also reduced by almost never needing to re-take an x-ray due to blurring or other errors. The digital image is able to correct itself when transferred to the computer if blurring has occurred. Receiving x-rays, in general, is a pretty safe procedure as radiation is low, but of course, less radiation is always better.
Once the digital x-rays are obtained, it is easy for your dentist to save them on file, print them as needed or send them out to insurance agencies to speed up claim processing. Plus, digital x-rays are better for the environment by eliminating unnecessary waste from film and processing chemicals!