Digital X-Rays are used to evaluate your conditions. Specific things we look for are cavities between teeth, dental infections and bone levels.
We use these diagnostic images to evaluate anatomic structures such as bone levels associated with teeth. Your periodontal condition and proximal tooth structure are also examined.
We confirm our Digital X-Ray findings with visual examination. Often times, problems are only visible with X-rays and are hidden from plain sight.
RISKS: There is radiation exposure associated with dental x-rays. Regular Dental X-ray film has Ten Times more radiation exposure than Digital. Here at the Cosmetic Dentistry Center of San Diego, we utilize the latest digital x-ray technology for maximal patient safety.
A full set of recent x-rays is necessary for every new patient. These images are either previously taken (at another office) or taken in our office after the initial consultation. These images will aid the clinician in proper diagnosis or guide in the progress of treatment.