In order to bring the dentist office to the comfort of your home, we use the state of the art BLX-5 portable x-ray machine. It’s a small handheld device that takes high quality periapical and bitewing x-rays of your gums and teeth. Specifically, periapical x-rays take a snapshot from the crown to the root, where your tooth attaches to the jaw. This is important in accurate diagnosis as periapical x-rays detect any unusual changes to the root and surrounding bone. Bitewing x-rays are coupled to provide the dentist with an image of the top and bottom teeth together.
Safety for you and your dental hygienist is our top priority. That is why high quality protective lead vests will be worn at all times during the x-rays by both the patient and the dental hygienist.