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Dental X Rays

Our Approach to Dental X Rays

We approach Dental X Rays with a focus on enhancing your smile while considering your overall well-being. Our holistic approach ensures that all treatments prioritize both aesthetics and the health of your teeth and gums.

X-rays are an indispensable component of all dental care treatment plans. They are both diagnostic and preventative in nature. In digital dental radiography, a sensor is inserted into your mouth to obtain images of your teeth and the surrounding tissues. This sensor is an electronic device that produces images directly onto the computer screen. The dentist can take multiple images and capture the entire oral structure within seconds. They are helpful in:

  • Finding cavities
  • Looking at the tooth roots
  • Determining periodontal diseases
  • Monitoring good tooth health through prevention

Benefits over Conventional X-Rays

  • Produce high-quality images
  • Dental images get ready immediately
  • Storage, retrieval, and sharing of images are done electronically
  • Images are processed and analyzed for better results
  • Low exposure to radiation
  • Environmental-friendly and cost-effective

Panoramic X-Rays

Panoramic radiography is an extraoral medical imaging procedure that creates a two-dimensional image of the entire mouth in a single picture. The image provides details of the teeth, upper and lower jaws, and the neighboring tissues. Contrary to the conventional X-rays, panoramic dental XRays are completely non-invasive with the imaging machine and the film placed outside the mouth.

Your head is positioned correctly and also secured using side rests. A bite-blocker installed in your mouth guarantees proper alignment of the teeth and keeps the mouth open. This helps in securing a clear image. The X-ray machine rotates around your head in a semicircle and covers the entire perimeter from one jaw to the other. While rotating, images are taken in a few seconds. During the procedure, you will be wearing a lead apron to ward off all the harmful radiation.

Uses of panoramic dental X-Rays

Panoramic Dental X-Ray provides an overview of the entire mouth and helps diagnose and prevent medical conditions. It helps identify the following:

  • Periodontal diseases like Gingivitis and Periodontitis
  • Carcinoma and tumors in the jaw
  • Cyst formation in jawbones
  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Sinusitis
  • Bone loss and pocket formation in the gums
  • Source of dental pain
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunctions
  • Ankylosis, Osteosarcoma, Ameloblastoma, Renal Osteodystrophy affecting jaws
  • Salivary stones

To know more, visit 7707 West Lane Suite B, Stockton, CA 95210, or book an appointment with us at (209) 952-9290.