Just because a person’s teeth sparkle and gleam does not necessarily mean that there are no dental health concerns. There are many teeth and other oral problems which start well beneath what is observable to the naked eye. That being the case, how can you prevent, detect and fight such issues? The answer is digital x-ray at your local dentist in Walnut Creek.
Digital x-ray is a form of traditional X-ray but uses digital sensors instead of the usual photographic film. This means that there are no chemicals involved in developing your x-ray photos which also means you can have your results immediately. Another advantage to digital x-ray is the amount of radiation you are exposed to is significantly less than conventional x-ray.
The x-ray images your dentist takes of your teeth and mouth are called dental radiographs. These radiographs are very useful and effective in helping the dentist keep your teeth happy and healthy. A few examples of the possible benefits of using digital x-ray in a check-up include: diagnosing serious problems like oral cancer and other systemic diseases, locating spots of decay that cannot be seen during a visual examination, alert the dentist to jaw problems and bone loss caused by gum disease, and expose areas which are in need of specialized attention such as a root canal or surgery.
Call Walnut Creek Dental today and schedule a digital x-ray to ensure that your teeth and mouth are healthy all the way through. Digital x-ray will enable your dentist to monitor the condition of your mouth like never before. If you have never had your mouth x-rayed now is the time to change that. You may be surprised what the x-ray reveals. Remember that beauty and health runs deeper than just the surface but it dose help having the perfect smile.