Our dentist and team use digital X-rays to examine your teeth and supporting structures. This advanced imaging technology allows us to diagnose and treat problems in the earliest stages of development so that we can provide more precise, conservative care to restore and improve your oral health. Digital X-rays can diagnose a wide range of problems, including:
- Decay between the teeth
- Developmental abnormalities
- Cysts, abscesses and tumors
- Fractures in teeth or existing fillings
- Infection in the tooth nerves
- Bone loss
- Improper or abnormal root positioning
The captured images can also be used in planning treatments, including oral surgery procedures, root canal treatment, orthodontic treatment, dental implant placement and much more.
Unlike traditional film X-rays, digital imaging uses small digital sensors to capture images of your teeth and supporting structures. The imaging process if faster and more comfortable, and the high-quality pictures are transmitted instantly to a nearby monitor, eliminating the need for toxic chemicals to develop the film and giving you a much more efficient treatment. Digital X-rays also reduce radiation exposure during the imaging process by up to 90%, making them extremely safe for use.
If you have any questions about digital X-rays in San Rafael, California, and to make an appointment with Dr. Amirhassan Pouradib, contact our office today at 415-479-1840.