Even if you don’t have any symptoms, there may be more going on with your oral health below the surface. X-rays can be used to generate radiographic images of areas the dentist is interested in viewing more in depth.
Our specially trained team at Foothill Dental Group takes every precaution when using our state-of-the-art digital X-ray imaging technology. For years we have been safely taking images for patients from Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, and the surrounding areas to get a better understanding of each person’s oral health and discuss potential treatment options.
What is digital X-ray imaging?
X-ray beams are used to create a black and white image of your bones and teeth. Digital X-ray images are captured immediately, allowing the dentist to analyze them instantly and review the findings with you.
Our advanced technology at Foothill Dental Group allows us to generate digital X-ray images quickly right in the office. We securely store the images electronically so we can more efficiently treat you.
Why should I have digital X-ray images taken?
Establish Medical History
When you are a new patient, the dentist may want to have digital X-ray images taken of your mouth to get a better idea of your present oral health status. This sets up a base level the dentist can reference later to better identify changes.
Though you might not notice anything unusual, digital X-ray images may catch an issue that is going on in your teeth or jaw. Early detection is helpful in treating problems and may result in your health being improved sooner and potentially more cost effective.
Images generated from digital X-rays can be great tools for the dentist to better diagnose problems you may be experiencing or catch an issue before it becomes a larger problem. X-ray imaging can find problems early on, which can help you avoid more drastic and expensive procedures later.
These images can uncover:
- Tooth decay hidden by fillings
- Bone infections
- Cavities between teeth
- Periodontal disease
- Cysts or abscesses
How do I know if I should have a digital X-ray image taken?
The dentist will look at your medical history, disease risk, age, and symptoms to determine how often you should have digital X-ray images taken.
If you are ready to look into have digital X-ray images taken, go ahead and give us a call at 760-436-6161 to set up an appointment. Our office is easy to get to in Encinitas.
Let our Dental office show you why patients have been coming back to us for years. Proper upkeep and maintenance of your oral health is our top priority!