Digital X-Rays

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Meridian South Family Dentistry

Meridian South Family Dentistry is your home for gentle and comfortable dental services in Graham WA, Spanaway WA, Eatonville WA and Orting WA and Puyallup WA, and the surrounding areas. The hallmarks of our dental practice are honesty, excellence, integrity, and knowledge. We always strive to exceed the expectations of our dental patients by offering state of the art dental services and compassionate dental care. At our dental office, you can finally have the exceptional dental experience you deserve.


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Digital X-Rays

How do Radiographs Help?

Dental x-rays or radiographs are very important. They allow the dentist to see things about your oral health that cannot be seen by the naked eye. This includes cysts (sacks of fluid that form on the roots of teeth), cancerous and non-cancerous tumors, decay that occurs between teeth, the location of teeth that haven’t grown in all the way, and fractures in the teeth or root structure. 

By using an x-ray to diagnose these problems now, we can help save you money in the long run from treatments that might become necessary in the future and are often worse as time goes on. In some cases, certain x-rays can also show tumorous growths, and are an invaluable tool for early detection of these types of issues.

Advantages of Digital Radiography

Digital x-rays have many advantages when compared with old fashioned film-based machines, including:

  • Reduced radiation exposure.
  • Enhanced ability to refine image quality
  • Instant viewing (no waiting for films to develop)
  • Environmentally friendly (no toxic chemicals)

Best of all, it’s easy for you to see what the doctor sees. Your digital x-ray can be seen on a computer screen located next to your dental chair. This helps you understand your needs and make an informed choice about any treatment.

3-D digital Imaging

We are excited to now offer 3D digital x-rays.  This new technology is a state of the art tool that makes diagnosis clear and precise  Although these 3D images do not replace the need for traditional 2D x-rays they are invaluable tools to diagnose certain issues more difficult to see than traditional x-rays.