If you have a severe toothache or a swollen jaw, request a digital X-ray. At Queens Dental Group in West Covina, California, general and cosmetic dentists AJ Suchak, DDS, Om Suchak, DDS, and their team provide digital X-ray imaging onsite. Digital X-rays develop quickly, present few risks, and can help determine the best type of treatment. Call the Los Angeles-area practice or book online to make an appointment today.
A digital X-ray is a diagnostic imaging procedure that uses electronic sensors and small amounts of ionizing radiation to capture photos of your tooth roots, alveolar bone (the bone that anchors your teeth), and jaw.
Digital X-rays provide a quick and convenient way to identify underlying oral health problems, including damage to the tooth pulp, severe decay, and bone loss.
At Queens Dental Group, the team recommends that all patients get digital X-rays at least once a year. If you have an underlying health problem that requires treatment, more frequent X-rays might be necessary. That’s especially true if you have a history of tooth decay or gum disease.
Preparing for digital X-rays is easy. All you need to do is brush and floss before your appointment. That way, your mouth is clean and hygienic.
Let the team at Queens Dental Group know if you’re pregnant or might be pregnant. Digital X-rays are safe and present few risks, but they can harm a fetus. Therefore, the team might recommend a different imaging procedure.
At Queens Dental Group, the team offers several types of digital X-rays, including:
After a review of your dental health records and an oral exam, the team can determine the type of X-rays that will most benefit you.
Digital X-rays develop immediately, so the team at Queens Dental Group reviews them right away. They check each image for signs of tooth decay, inflammation, and other abnormalities. Then, they return to the exam room, show you the images, and explain what everything means.
Digital X-rays are safe and usually well-tolerated. The team places a led apron over you before taking the X-rays, to reduce your risk of radiation exposure.
If you need to schedule digital X-rays, call Queens Dental Group or click the online booking feature today.