Digital X-Rays

Digital radiography (digital X-ray) is the latest technology used to take dental X-rays.  This technique uses an electronic sensor (instead of X-ray film) that captures and stores the digital image on a computer.  This image can be instantly viewed and enlarged, helping the dentist and dental hygienist detect problems more easily.  Digital X-rays reduce radiation 80-90% compared to the already low exposure of traditional dental X-rays.

Dental X-rays are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam.  Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan.  Without X-rays, problem areas can go undetected.

Dental X-rays may reveal:

  • Abscesses or cysts.
  • Bone loss.
  • Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors.
  • Decay between the teeth.
  • Developmental abnormalities.
  • Poor tooth and root positions.
  • Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line.

Detecting and treating dental problems at an early stage can save you time, money, unnecessary discomfort, and your teeth!

Are dental X-rays safe?

We are all exposed to natural radiation in our environment.  Digital X-rays produce a significantly lower level of radiation compared to traditional dental x-rays.  Not only are digital X-rays better for the health and safety of the patient, they are faster and more comfortable to take, which reduces your time in the dental office.  Also, since the digital image is captured electronically, there is no need to develop the X-rays, thus eliminating the disposal of harmful waste and chemicals into the environment.

Even though digital X-rays produce a low level of radiation and are considered very safe, dentists still take necessary precautions to limit the patient’s exposure to radiation.  These precautions include only taking those X-rays that are necessary, and using lead apron shields to protect the body.

How often should dental X-rays be taken?

The need for dental X-rays depends on each patient’s individual dental health needs.  Your dentist and dental hygienist will recommend necessary X-rays based upon the review of your medical and dental history, a dental exam, signs and symptoms, your age, and risk of disease.

A full mouth series of dental X-rays is recommended for new patients.  A full series is usually good for three to five years.  Bite-wing X-rays (X-rays of top and bottom teeth biting together) are taken at recall (check-up) visits and are recommended once or twice a year to detect new dental problems.

 At Lilia S Fiat DMD, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry we use Gendex Digital X-RAY Sensors 

The best and newest technologies are used in our practice for the comfort and health of our patients

Call our Danvers Massachusetts office (978)762-4455 and make an appointment Today!

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The GXS-700 sensors are designed to make migrating from film, or upgrading a digital system, easier than ever. As the eighth generation digital system from Gendex, the GXS-700 comes from a strong lineage of imaging excellence, raising the performance bar for other digital sensors. From ease-of-use and portability, to enhanced acuity and sustainability, these new sensors underscore our desire and commitment to help advance your practice with innovative and affordable solutions.

Take the GXS-700 digital sensors for a ride with this interactive 360-degree image. 


  • Advanced CMOS sensor technology enhances image quality, 
    elevating technical and diagnostic capabilities
  • Working within a wide dynamic range of X-ray exposure 
    settings provides consistent image quality and repeatable results
  • High-performance sensor captures high resolution images, 
    providing more than 20 visible line pairs per millimeter

  • Accommodate both children and adults
  • Rounded corners and smooth edge finishes comfortably fit the 
    anatomical shape of the oral cavity
  • Durable materials and components increase the life span of the product

  • Ultra-portable sensors with Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity
  • No need for USB controllers, adapters, or docking stations
  • Low power consumption
  • Open Software Architecture via GxPicture™


Utilizing the latest sensor technology, the GXS-700 system delivers real-time images of truly amazing clarity and detail — greatly supporting diagnosis and treatment.

Easily capture high definition images of both horizontal and vertical bitewings, as well as effortlessly capture challenging areas such as third molars and long-rooted canines.


Known for improving the clinical lives of dentists, Gendex engineered the GXS-700 for smooth integration into practice management systems. This creates more time for patient contact and additional appointments. The GXS-700 can be conveniently carried to wherever it is needed, from operatory to operatory, for fast, proficient service.

Its unique “Always Ready” feature automatically recognizes the presence of radiation and starts image acquisition without initiating the capture through software or hardware interfaces.

With its fast Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connection, you’ll save time every day, no matter the type of appointment. Digital images appear instantly, providing clinicians with immediate feedback. In an emergency, valuable time is not wasted waiting for film to develop, allowing you to quickly attend to your patient.




Our engineers developed the smaller GXS-700 sensor to be closest in size to the most used X-ray film on children.


The apprehension of your youngest patients is sure to quickly disappear once they experience the speed and comfort of the smaller GXS-700 sensor — designed specifically for Pedodontists.

With dimensions similar to Size 0 film, its ergonomic design with rounded corners and smooth edge finishes, the GXS-700 helps children gain a more positive X-ray experience.


Gendex cares about positive experience and what’s important to dentists and their patients. Today, more and more offices are implementing “green” practices. With this in mind, we have incorporated many eco-friendly and sustainable features into the GXS-700 sensor design. 

When compared to traditional film radiographs, the GXS-700 system can significantly reduce patient exposure to radiation and eliminates the need for working with film processing chemicals.



The GXS-700 sensors have been awarded 2014 “Best Product” by Dental Product Shopper, “Best of Class” by Pride Institute, “Top 10 Products” by Dental Products Report — to name a few. Find out more why Gendex Owners love their GXS-700 digital sensors. 

 I am a general dentist, and I see very young children and older individuals. I wanted my sensors to be comfortable to all patients. Gendex GXS-700 sensors allowed me to do just that.”


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