Dr. Chris uses digital X-rays to examine your teeth and supporting oral structures. Digital X-rays are one of the advanced diagnostic tools used in our office, and they allow us to detect cavities and other problems in the earliest stages of development, when they are easier to treat. Digital radiography also allows us to plan and perform many different types of treatment, including oral surgical procedures, with greater precision and effectiveness.
Digital X-rays have changed the way that dental imaging works. Instead of film radiography and the use of toxic chemicals to develop images, radiography today can capture highly detailed pictures using digital sensors. These sensors capture the images in a matter of seconds and instantaneously transmit them to nearby monitors where our dentist can view them with ease. This allows us to make quick and accurate diagnoses and provide you with the treatments that you need.
Some of the problems that digital X-rays are used to diagnose and treat include:
- Tooth decay
- Developmental abnormalities
- Improper tooth root positioning
- Cysts and abscesses
- Fractures in the tooth or in fillings
- Infection in the dental pulp and root canal therapy
- Bone loss
To schedule an appointment with our dentist and learn more about digital X-rays in Laguna Niguel, California, contact Smile Moderne today at (949) 554-1563.