X-rays are an essential diagnostic tool that our dentists use to identify problems like tooth decay, bone loss, damaged teeth, and infections. Our Vallejo dentists recommend that you have one set of bitewing x-rays done each year and a more extensive panoramic x-ray every five years for a more comprehensive view of your dental health.
If you're experiencing tooth pain or a specific issue, our dentists may need to take an x-ray called a periapical that focuses on one particular area.
Today's digital x-rays are safer than ever before for both our patients and the environment. Digital x-rays emit 90 percent less radiation than x-rays taken on film, and they're immediately available for your dentist to review, which provides a quicker diagnosis.
Because they don't require us to handle harsh chemicals for development, digital x-rays leave a smaller footprint on the environment.
Digital x-rays also provide a clearer picture for our dentists to pinpoint any areas of concern as early as possible.
We typically incorporate digital x-rays in Vallejo, CA into your routine teeth cleanings and checkups, and most dental insurance plans cover yearly bitewings. So be sure to take advantage of this diagnostic tool that will help you protect your dental health and your beautiful smile.
Call (707) 643-2660 today to schedule your next preventive dental teeth cleaning and checkup.