X-rays are a primary tool for early identification of dental problems. Detecting issues with x-rays before they become problematic can save our Huntington Beach, CA patients money in the long run. Early detection can help prevent the need for more extensive, expensive procedures or surgeries, which is why at Ford Dental Group, we utilize the use of x-rays for all of our dental patients when they come for their bi-annual dental exam. X-rays are primarily used to detect:
Digital vs. Traditional X-Rays
At Ford Dental Group, we use digital x-rays, which have several advantages over traditional film based x-rays. Digital x-rays allow us to take x-rays with 1/5 of the radiation that you would receive from traditional dental x-rays. The worry of exposure to excess radiation is eliminated.
Large on-screen x-rays make patient communication more effective. The immediate observation of the images on the screen allows us to discuss your dental health quickly and accurately.
Digital radiography has greatly enhanced the practice of dentistry. It allows the patient and the doctor to see images of the teeth in higher resolution on a large format for easier detection of problems, all while decreasing the radiation exposure to the patient. The process we use further defines the radiograph, resulting in clinically meaningful images that are sharp, detailed and rich in contrast.
Images are available instantly after exposure, eliminating the wait and effort spent developing and mounting x-rays. If an image needs to be retaken, it can be done immediately. Digital format also allows us to send and receive your images electronically, allowing for a faster consultation with your Huntington Beach dentist.
Questions About Dental X-Rays?
Do you have questions about digital x-rays and their use in dental exams? Give us a call today at (714) 409-6161, and we will answer all of your questions! You can also schedule your appointment at our Huntington Beach, CA dental office. You should see your dentist at least twice a year, so that we can use digital x-rays to diagnose any issues early.
16511 Goldenwest Suite 107
Huntington Beach, CA 92647-4484
Tel: (714) 409-6161
Monday: 9am - 6pm
Tuesday: 8am - 5:30pm
Wednesday: 7am - 6pm
Thursday: 7am - 5pm
Friday: 7am - 1pm