What are dental X-Rays?
Digital dental x-rays or dental radiographs are performed during an annual dental exam to allow a better picture of your oral health. Digital dental x-rays allow cosmetic dentist Dr. Bhavik Bhakta to diagnose concerns that are not visible by the naked eye and to learn about your oral health by showing the inside of your teeth, gums, and jaw. There are numerous dental concerns that may be diagnosed with digital dental x-rays, such as cavities, decay, cysts, abscesses, bone loss, and impactions. If these problems are discovered early, they may have more effective and less invasive treatment options. As part of your annual exam at Sunshine Dental in Corona, CA, digital dental imaging will help Dr. Bhakta accurately diagnose and treat dental problems.
What are the benefits?
For our Corona, CA patients, our in-house digital x-rays at Sunshine Dental provide convenient, accessible care with many benefits, including:
- Rapid, pain-free procedure
- Ability to grab your imaging in-office and see immediate results
- Assist your dentist with diagnostic information
- Keep a record of your dental health to establish a baseline
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"Dr. Bhakta and staff at Sunshine Dental are very welcoming. The office is state of the art and kept clean. I was impressed by everyone’s professionalism and willingness to understand the patients desired goals in terms of their smile. I appreciated being told my costs upfront and also going over my insurance type and what all it would cover. The work went smoothly and Dr. Bhakta was careful and made sure I was comfortable. I look forward to continuing my dental care at Sunshine Dental - they have surely gained a loyal patient. Thank you all at Sunshine Dental!"- B.L. / Google / Nov 15, 2023
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"Made me feel like I was back at the good family dentistry facility I grew up knowing. It was the most honest feeling you could ask for from a dentist/medical professional… just like it’s supposed to be. Haven’t felt that way about a dental office in decades. Highly recommend."- C.M. / Google / Oct 20, 2023
Am I a good candidate?
For most patients, dental x-rays are included in an annual dental examination. They may be performed as part of a preventive dental treatment plan or if you are concerned about a specific problem. Even though digital dental x-rays emit less radiation compared to film dental x-rays, Sunshine Dental tries to minimize each patient's exposure. Although digital dental x-rays are generally safe for all patients, women who are breastfeeding or pregnant should tell Dr. Bhakta at the start of their exam so that extra precautions can be taken.
What should you expect from a dental X-ray?
Generally done at the beginning of your dental exam, digital dental x-rays take about 5 – 10 minutes to complete. This x-ray will show a panoramic scan of your upper and lower jaw, providing our dentists at Sunshine Dental a closer look at your teeth. Most patients will get a series of dental x-rays taken to show all areas. After they are done, they will be uploaded and can be viewed by you throughout your appointment. The dental imagining will uncover any issues so that you can go over any possible treatments needed.
Digital X-Rays FAQs
Are there any risks associated with digital x-rays?
Digital x-rays are considered very safe because they produce less radiation compared to traditional dental x-rays. However, exposure to any form of radiation can increase your risk of cancer, which is why we take special precautions and minimize your exposure. Rest assured, your safety is always our top priority at Sunshine Dental.
How often should I get dental x-rays?
The frequency of digital dental x-rays depends on your individual needs and current oral health issues. Generally, we recommend dental x-rays once a year or as needed if you have any concerns about your teeth. Your dentist can provide more specific advice and information based on your unique situation.
Do I need to do anything special before getting dental x-rays?
No special preparation is required for digital dental x-rays. However, if you have a history of allergies or sensitivities, please let us know when scheduling your appointment. This will help ensure a safe and comfortable experience no matter what type of dental treatment you’re receiving.
diagnose and treat for optimal oral health
Dental x-rays can assist when looking to diagnose any hidden oral health conditions. Working in conjunction with an annual dental exam, these advanced digital x-rays give our dentists in Corona, CA a unique view that enables them to see hidden problems and treat them before any pain begins. To improve your oral health with this modern tool, contact our team at Sunshine Dental to make an appointment for your next dental examination with digital dental imaging.