Digital X-Rays

Getting to the bottom of your dental hygiene

At Valley Grace Dental, our dental team works hard to stay up-to-date with the latest advances in dentistry and dental technology. We feature digital x-rays at our office to help us examine your teeth more closely and gain a better understanding of your overall oral health. Give us a call today at 661-587-7002 to set up your appointment with our dentists and to learn more about digital radiography in Bakersfield, California.

Digital X-Rays Uses

Our team uses digital radiography to identify and diagnose several types of dental problems, such as:

  • Decay in between teeth.
  • Developmental abnormalities.
  • Improper tooth root positioning.
  • Cysts and abscesses.
  • Fractures in existing fillings.
  • Tumors.
  • Infection in the tooth nerves.
  • Bone loss.

We may also use digital dental X-rays to plan certain kinds of dental treatment, such as oral surgery procedures, root canal treatment, dental implants, and more.

What are Digital X-Rays?

Digital X-rays are one of the advanced diagnostic tools we use to provide you with the best possible care. Digital radiography has changed the way we take dental X-rays by making the process faster, more comfortable, and more convenient than ever before. Digital X-rays use a digital sensor to take images of your teeth, unlike traditional X-rays that use film. Digital X-rays use significantly less radiation than conventional film X-rays, and they require the use of no chemicals for developing the images. Our dentist can then instantly view the high-quality images on monitors right in the treatment room to provide you with efficient, accurate diagnoses and care.

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Digital X-Rays Safety

Digital x-rays are advanced, cutting-edge technologies that use electronic sensors to capture and store images of your dental anatomy on a computer. The images are produced immediately, and they can be enlarged or modified on a computer. Digital x-rays are far safer than traditional x-rays because they use 80 to 90% less radiation. As such, digital x-rays are the safest diagnostic tools available.

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Benefits of Digital X-Rays

  • 80-90% less radiation than traditional x-rays.
  • Minimal preparation time preceding dental appointments.
  • Higher quality images with better accuracy.
  • Better diagnostic results.
  • Easily transferable dental records.
  • Environmentally-friendly.
  • Available for immediate viewing.
  • No waiting period.
  • No discomfort.

Digital X-Rays Frequency

The digital x-rays are conducted based on your requirements, usually following a thorough dental examination. We consider various factors, such as your age, risks, and medical history, before performing the x-ray. We highly recommend that patients get a full-mouth digital x-ray done on their first visit because it helps us with a more accurate and smoother diagnosis on all future visits.

To learn more about digital radiography and how we use X-rays at our office, we welcome you to call or visit us soon.