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When looking for a new dental office, you probably have many questions. We listed some of the most common ones we hear at our Vallejo dental office. Please feel free to read through them. If you do not see your specific question listed here or if you'd like more information, please give us a call and one of our helpful and knowledgeable team members will answer all of your questions. You can also reach us through our contact page and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Digital X-Rays and Intraoral Camera
Dr. Nordstrom and Dr. Vizzolini use both x-rays and a clinical exam that consists of close inspection of your teeth, soft tissue, and bite to determine your oral health and treatment needs. X-rays help us to see what is not otherwise visible. They can detect conditions such as dental caries (decay), infection, abscesses, cracked roots, and bone loss. Often, we identify dental disease on x-rays before we can see it in your mouth. This is important because it allows our dentists to treat disease at stages when the treatment is less expensive, less time-consuming, and more predictable.
Digital dental x-rays emit 80% less radiation than traditional dental x-rays. Dental x-rays have always been among the lowest in radiation to begin with, but with digital technology, they are even lower. We only take x-rays once yearly unless you have treatment or an emergency that requires additional images.
Important Diagnostic Tool in Dentistry
The small cost of digital x-rays pays for itself with the ability to diagnose dental conditions early and minimize the treatment necessary to restore your dental health. Our goal is always to prevent dental disease or to treat it while it is still a minor problem. If you have questions about what dental x-rays can do for you, call our dental office and our team will be happy to address your specific concerns.