Across the country, dentists rely on digital X-rays to provide detailed images of the insides of your teeth, the spaces between your teeth, and the underlying jawbone. Dentists Brian Shahangian, DDS, and Bita Shahangian, DDS, use digital X-rays to make diagnoses and plan treatment at Los Feliz Dental Center in Los Angeles, California. Call the office or book your next visit online for digital X-rays and other advanced diagnostics today.
Digital X-rays are imaging tests you get during some of your dental visits. The machine emits low-level radiation toward your teeth, which bounces off all of your oral tissues. Rather than getting your images on film like you would with a traditional X-ray, digital X-rays produce images on a nearby computer monitor that you can see right after the image is taken.
Dentists use digital X-rays for two purposes:
X-rays can help the team at Los Feliz Dental Center diagnose and evaluate conditions affecting your teeth and gums, even if those conditions don’t yet cause any symptoms. Your dentist can also see the extent of damage related to teeth and jawbone injuries.
The team at Los Feliz Dental Center might use digital X-rays while planning oral surgeries and other treatments, such as root canal therapy.
Digital X-rays can show you and your dentist many features you wouldn’t be able to see in an examination without them. The Los Feliz Dental Center team uses digital X-rays to diagnose and evaluate:
For children’s teeth, the team uses digital X-rays to be sure your child has enough space in their mouth for teeth yet to emerge. They might also check for your child’s wisdom teeth using a digital X-ray.
You might wonder about the differences between traditional film X-rays and digital X-rays. Digital X-rays have considerable advantages, which is why dentists rely on them for diagnostic and evaluation purposes.
Compared to traditional X-rays, digital X-rays offer:
In just a few minutes, you can get a series of X-ray images depicting every corner of your mouth and jaw.
Find out if you need a digital X-ray with your next dental visit by calling Los Feliz Dental Center or booking an appointment online today.