Digital imaging – also referred to as radiographs or x-rays – are an important part of any dental health care plan. They can be considered both diagnostic and preventative, mainly because they provide your dentist with a visual aid to any potential oral care issues in the patient’s mouth. Ever since digital imaging was first introduced to the world of dentistry, many looked at it as the future of dentistry. Today digital imaging is what patients expect from their dentist, which is why it is considered such an important technology in this field. Some of the top benefits of digital imaging include:

  • Immediate diagnosis (there is no down-time for processing)
  • Reduced exposure to radiation
  • Patient records can now be stored electronically

Digital imaging x-rays are typically divided into two categories: intraoral and extraoral. As you may have guessed, intraoral is an x-ray that is taken inside the mouth, whereas extraoral images are taken outside the mouth.

Dr. Anup Naik and his Las Colinas dental team are here for all your oral health care needs, including digital x-rays. Our digital imaging services provide fast and accurate insight into what’s going on with your mouth, teeth, and gums, giving us the information we need to come up with a customized treatment plan for you. Considered one of the top dentists in the DFW area for the last 10 years, Dr. Naik has helped countless people over the years achieve their optimal oral health. We understand how busy life can get and how difficult it can be to stay on top of your oral health, which is why we are here to help.


As we have briefly touched on, there are numerous great benefits to digital imaging in the world of dentistry. Not only can they help dentists diagnose common oral health problems (such as gum disease and infection), but they allow dentists to see inside the tooth and underneath the gums to assess how healthy the bone and supporting tissues are. There are a handful of different types of digital imaging x-rays, including:

  • Periapical – Offers a view of the whole tooth
  • Bite-Wing – Provides a visual of the upper and lower posterior teeth. This type of imaging is typically used to see whether the teeth are in line with one another and if there is any decay in the back teeth
  • Panoramic – Gives a view of all the teeth, jaws, nasal area, sinuses, and joints of the jaw
  • Occlusal – Shows the floor of the mouth in order to get a better idea of the bite of the upper and lower jaw. This type of x-ray is commonly used in pediatric dentistry (link to main page) to showcase children’s tooth development

If you have any questions about our digital imaging services, please do not hesitate to contact us today. At our Irving dental clinic, we utilize only the best technology in the business, which allows us to provide our patients with the highest level of satisfaction there is. Building and maintaining relationships is of the utmost importance to us, which is why we strive to ensure our patients are happy and pleased with whatever dental health service they are in for. Our digital imaging services are convenient, pain-free, and give us the information we need to better serve you.
Dr. Naik and the entire Cosmetic and Family Dentistry of Las Colinas dental team strive to ensure our patients have all the information they need regarding their oral health and wellness. We make it a point to stay on top of the latest advancements in dentistry and feature HD TVs throughout our dental clinic displaying educational information for you, our patients. If you have any questions about our Dallas digital imaging services or would like to schedule an appointment to learn more, please do not hesitate to contact us today.