Protecting your smile with high-quality images
Our dentist and team utilize digital X-rays to capture high-quality images of your teeth and supporting structures. By using digital X-rays as part of your examination and treatment planning, we are able to diagnose developing dental problems more quickly and more accurately as well as ensure that your treatments are precise, comfortable and more effective.
Digital X-rays have changed the way we use dental imaging. By using digital radiography rather than traditional film X-rays, the imaging process is faster, more comfortable, more effective and more convenient. Unlike film X-rays, digital imaging uses a small digital sensor to capture images of your teeth. This results in significantly less radiation exposure for the patient. In fact, digital X-rays have been known to reduce radiation exposure by up to 90%. Digital X-rays also transmit the captured image to a computer instantly, rather than requiring the use of toxic chemicals to develop the picture.
We may take X-rays as part of your regular dental exams, or in order to diagnose a particular problem. Digital X-rays are able to easily identify a number of dental problems, including:
- Tooth decay and cavities
- Improper root positioning
- Cracks or fractures in the teeth or in existing fillings
- Infection in the tooth nerves
- Bone loss
- Developmental abnormalities
- Cysts and abscesses
Digital X-rays are also extremely helpful in planning dental treatments, including oral surgery, root canal therapy, implant placement and much more.
If you have any question about digital X-rays in Granite Bay, California, please feel free to call the office of Keven R. Mills, DDS at 916-791-7227. We will be happy to provide you with additional information and address any concerns you may have.