Among the advanced diagnostic tools used at Anaheim Hills Family Dental are digital X-rays. Digital radiography enables our dentist and team to take X-rays more quickly, comfortably and conveniently than ever before. They also allow us to provide you with faster and more accurate diagnoses and plan treatments that are more precise, effective and comfortable.
Unlike traditional film radiography, digital X-rays do not use film. Instead, they rely on digital sensors to capture images of your teeth and supporting structures. This means that they produce significantly less radiation than film X-rays. In fact, digital X-rays have been known to produce up to 90% less radiation than traditional radiography – less radiation than what you are exposed to from the sun during your regular day-to-day life.
Once the images are captured, our dentist can view them instantly on nearby monitors. These images can be used to diagnose several types of problems, including:
- Cavities and tooth decay, including decay between the teeth
- Improper or abnormal tooth root positioning
- Cysts and abscesses
- Fractures in your teeth or in existing fillings
- Bone less
- Infection in the tooth nerves
- Developmental abnormalities
Our dentist can then use the X-rays to plan out your treatments. Some of the treatments digital X-rays can assist in planning are root canal treatments, dental implant placement and other oral surgical procedures.
For more information about digital radiography in Anaheim Hills, California, and to set up an appointment with Dr. Ryan Hong, please contact our office today at (714) 998-2553.