Digital Dental X-Rays in Clearwater

Digital x-rays are fast, comfortable, and above all, safe. Crisp, high-resolution images allow the Beyond Dentistry Clearwater team to make more accurate diagnoses while exposing you to just a fraction of the radiation employed by traditional film x-rays during general dentistry visits.

What are digital dental x-rays?

Dr. Alqasemi and Dr. Adham conservatively use digital dental x-rays because they are essential, powerful, preventative diagnostic tools. Digital x-rays provide valuable information that the naked eye cannot see.

It’s simple. Without x-rays, many dental problems go undetected. So, our near Indian Shores dentists and dental team use this coveted information to reveal concealed dental abnormalities safely and accurately. Plus, they are an invaluable tool for completing precise, accurate treatment plans.

When Are Digital Dental X-Rays Recommended?

Generally, most Beyond Dentistry Clearwater patients can expect to receive one or two complete sets of x-rays annually. Still, it’s possible that additional imaging will be recommended if you’ve experienced a dental emergency or you have a potential oral health issue (like a cavity). Dental x-rays are bar none at detecting signs of:
  • Issues inside of a tooth or beneath the gum line
  • Developmental deformities
  • Cavities between the teeth
  • Bone loss
  • Cancerous and non-cancerous lesions
  • Abscesses or cysts
Above all, detecting and treating oral health issues at an early stage tends to save time, money, and unnecessary pain.

Our Digital X-Ray Process: What to Expect

To fully understand how digital x-rays work, it’s crucial to understand how x-ray machines work. X-rays use electromagnetic radiation that can pass through soft tissues in the body. Generally, hard tissues (like teeth and bones) reflect more electromagnetic radiation than soft tissues. Therefore, the teeth and jawbones are visible in digital dental x-rays. Usually, both types of x-rays require an oral bitewing or a device placed in the mouth. Traditional x-rays use film and more radiation to capture the image. Conversely, digital dental x-rays use a sensor connected to a thin wire hooked directly into a computer. Also, digital x-ray imaging takes about 5 to 10 minutes to capture and display images.

Have questions about dental x-rays in Clearwater, FL?

Check out these frequently asked questions about safe dental x-rays in Indian Shores, FL, Clearwater, or surrounding areas, or call us at (727) 304-3156 to speak with our team.


Yes, we think so! Some advantages of digital dental x-rays include a reduced risk of side effects, increased comfort, and better results.


As residents, we want to do our best to keep our Florida shores as beautiful and clean as possible. Digital x-rays are generally more environmentally friendly because they do not emit harmful chemicals that cause environmental damage, and there is no need to dispose of film.


As we learn more as medical practitioners and patients, it’s natural to worry about radiation exposure. Thankfully, digital x-rays exponentially cut radiation exposure by 75 to 90% compared to traditional x-rays.

Professional Cleaning

To start things off, we’ll perform a complete cleaning of your teeth and gums, using special tools to remove any plaque and tartar that may have built up along the gumline. Essential aspects of your cleaning will include thorough flossing between your teeth in all those hard-to-reach places, and scraping off plaque that has accumulated along the gum line. To finish the cleaning process, we’ll polish your teeth, leaving you feeling refreshed, revitalized, and ready to smile.

Any Necessary X-Rays

If you’re new to the office or haven’t had dental x-rays in a while, your Clearwater dentist may recommend that you take some during your preventive care appointment. Dental x-rays let us see what’s going on beneath the surface of your smile, giving us the ability to find issues that may not be visible otherwise. With x-rays, we’re able to make more accurate diagnoses and create more effective and efficient treatment plans.

Comprehensive Exam

Your dentist will review your x-rays and then take a thorough look at your teeth, gums, and the rest of your mouth. If we spot any issues, we’ll take the time to educate you on our findings, so you can keep your dental health on the right track. We make it our goal to keep you educated about your oral well-being, so you can make the right decisions for your smile.

Personalized Treatment Plan

Using the information we’ve gathered with your exam and x-rays, we’ll work together with you to craft a treatment plan customized for your unique oral health needs, budget, and lifestyle. If everything looks good, we’ll simply schedule your next routine cleaning and checkup.

Schedule Follow Up Appointment

Our Clearwater team is here for you! No matter what kind of treatment you schedule, our team is standing by to answer any questions you may have about insurance, financing, or anything else. We’ll do everything possible to make sure your every visit is straightforward and stress-free.
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