At Exceptional Dentistry, our patients are more than just patients — they become part of our family, and we only use the best to treat our family. Our advanced technology makes your visits faster, more comfortable, more interactive and safer. Many patients express concern when it comes to X-rays, particularly about exposure to radiation. Dr. James Powell understands these concerns, and we care about our patients’ well-being, which is why we only use digital X-rays in Palmdale, California. Digital X-rays contain 98% less radiation than traditional X-rays, making your treatment safer. For more information about our digital X-rays and other technology, and to reserve your visit with our dentist, we welcome you to contact us at (661) 349-7725.
Over the years, dental technology has advanced, and digital X-rays provide a way for our practice, and others, to improve the services we offer to our patients. During your appointment, our dentist may use digital X-rays to access highly detailed images of your teeth, gums and jaw. These images can then be used to create a more detailed, accurate and personalized treatment plan for your unique smile and dental needs.
At our practice, we are pleased to utilize several different types of digital X-rays to provide you with high-quality dental care. These include:
- Traditional digital X-rays: This X-ray system produces individual, high-definition images of each area inside your mouth. It also emits 98% less radiation than traditional non-digital X-rays, making this a safe procedure for you and your family.
- Panoramic X-rays: Also known as a panorex, this system produces one, full-size image of your entire mouth, including the upper and lower jaws, jaw joints, teeth and sinuses. These X-rays are great for visualizing how each part of your mouth works together.
- Galileos X-rays: This system produces high-definition, 3D X-rays of your mouth, visualizing issues such as sinus issues, gum disease and root canal issues. At our practice, we use these X-rays to guide our dental implant procedures. This ensures that your implant is accurately placed, which ultimately helps your implant last longer and provide proper function.
Using digital X-rays as a part of your routine dental care is extremely important. During your oral exams, our dentist can identify several dental issues by sight. A digital X-ray, however, can capture the signs of oral damage before they become visible to the naked eye. Early detection means early treatment, and that means that we can help our patients avoid extensive damage to their teeth and expensive treatments.
If you would like to know more about digital X-rays and how they can improve your dental visit, we invite you to contact our office today. We are happy to provide you with a more enjoyable dental experience.