Digital X-rays are one of the most versatile diagnostic technologies used in our office. This device quickly captures images of your teeth and supporting structures, displaying them on a nearby monitor where our dentist can view them and diagnose any developing problems which you may have. Digital X-rays are helpful in diagnosing and treating a wide range of issues, such as:
- Tooth decay, including decay between the teeth
- Developmental abnormalities
- Improper or abnormal tooth root positioning
- Cysts, abscesses and tumors
- Fractures in the teeth or in existing fillings
- Infection in the tooth nerves
- Bone loss
Dr. Jon Glenn may also use your X-rays in treatment planning, including oral surgery procedures, root canal therapy, dental implants and orthodontics.
Our team understands that many people have concerns about the safety of X-rays. Rest assured that your safety is one of our highest priorities and that your X-rays are completely safe for use. Digital X-rays have changed the process of X-rays significantly, eliminating the need for toxic chemicals to develop images and making the imaging process faster, more comfortable and more convenient. Digital X-rays also produce up to 90% less radiation than film radiography — in fact, you are exposed to less radiation from digital X-rays than from daily exposure to the sun! Our practice also maintains high standards of safety and our imaging technology is regularly inspected to ensure that it is functioning properly.
If you have any questions about digital X-rays in Newport Beach, California, and would like to schedule a consultation with our experienced dentist, call us today at 949-644-0071.