Digital X-Rays

At Pine Creek Dental, we get a full picture of your oral health by using digital X-rays to look at all the major oral structures. We will then review your images and explain exactly what we see. 

Learn more about digital X-rays below, and give us a call to schedule an appointment for the complete Pine Creek Dental experience. 

How Digital X-Rays Work

Like traditional X-rays, digital X-rays generate an image based on density differences. Digital X-rays use modern technology to produce a higher quality image. We will generate images of your teeth, roots, jawbone, and other oral structures to make sure we provide you with the comprehensive oral care you require. 

For all our intraoral X-rays, like bitewing X-rays, we will ask you to bite down to get a detailed image of each section of your mouth. 

We can also use extraoral X-rays for a complete view of your entire mouth in one image. The X-ray equipment rotates around your head to capture all your oral structures in a single picture.

These X-rays help create custom care plans for dental implant restorations, wisdom teeth removal, and more. Dr. Thompson will let you know which X-rays will work best for your needs and what to expect during the dental imaging process.

When To Get Dental X-Rays

Our staff will take dental X-rays yearly as a part of your preventative care routine. This image provides vital information about the condition of your teeth and gums, helping diagnose problems early enough for the best care outcomes.

You might also need X-rays if you’re experiencing:

  • Cavities
  • Dental abscess
  • Impacted tooth
  • Decay beneath a filling
  • Cysts and tumors

How often you need X-rays depends on your overall oral health and care needs. We will work with you to develop a dental care plan that has been customized to meet your specific needs. 

Thanks to digital X-rays, the process is quick and painless, allowing you to relax while we give you the highest quality care.

Digital X-Ray Benefits

A few of the best benefits of using digital X-rays include: 

  • Less discomfort
  • Higher quality images
  • Immediate image review
  • Less radiation exposure

Digital X-rays also make it easier for us to assess your treatment progress and adjust your care plan as they see fit. This helps you get the best care outcomes possible no matter what dental issues you’re having treated.

Digital X-rays are an important part of the Pine Creek Dental Experience because they allow us to provide you with the best dental care. If it is time for your next dental visit, give us a call today to schedule an appointment at (719) 268-9400.

Ready to Request an Appointment?

Dr. Thompson and his team truly enjoy getting to know patients and look forward to meeting you soon. Give us a call and request an appointment for your next checkup, get a second opinion, or explore options for your unique dental needs. From all of us at Pine Creek Dental, we look forward to seeing you smile!

Our Reviews

Read our patient reviews to see what patients have to say about their experience with us at Pine Creek Dental.

I have been going to Pine Creek Dental for years. The staff is amazing! They are great at explaining everything as they go. I am so glad I found this place after my previous dentist retired. I will not go anywhere else.


The staff was very friendly and kept me at ease during the entire procedure. We even got to laugh and joke a few times. Love this practice and HIGHLY recommend having any dental work done here!


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