Our dentist, orthodontist and team use digital X-rays to more closely examine your smile and plan your treatment. Digital X-rays are among the most frequently used diagnostic tools at Arrowhead Family Dentistry.
In the past, X-rays required the use of caustic chemicals to develop film and exposed you to greater radiation levels than usual. Thanks to advances in technology, this is no longer the case. Digital radiography is quick, comfortable and safe. These X-rays use a digital sensor to capture images of your teeth quickly and with little or no discomfort. These images are transmitted instantly to a nearby monitor. Digital X-rays also reduce your radiation exposure by up to 90 percent!
The captured images are viewed on a nearby monitor, giving you an efficient, accurate diagnose and treatments designed to meet your oral health needs. Digital X-rays can quickly identify a variety of dental problems, including:
- Tooth decay, especially between the teeth
- Developmental abnormalities
- Unusual tooth root positioning
- Cysts, abscesses and tumors
- Infection in the tooth nerves
- Bone loss
- Fractures in fillings and tooth structure
Digital X-rays are used to plan many types of treatments, including oral surgery procedures, root canal therapy, implant placement and orthodontic treatment.
X-ray devices are inspected regularly to ensure that they are functioning correctly and meet all standards of safety and quality.
If you have any questions about digital X-rays in San Bernardino, California, and if you want to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shaileshkumar Bhatt, please call our office today at 909-889-3300.