What are digital X-rays?

Our team at the dental office of Russell West, DDS is dedicated to utilizing the latest technologies to help take care of your smile. Digital X-rays are an advanced type of radiology, which allows us to take comprehensive, in-depth images of your teeth, gums, and jaw. There are many benefits to using digital X-rays when compared to traditional dental X-rays. Digital X-rays use up to 80% less radiation to ensure safety and health. Digital X-rays are also recorded and saved on a computer, so we are able to pull up the information quickly so we can show you your smile and provide a diagnosis.

What are digital X-rays used for?

We may use these images to diagnose certain conditions, plan treatment, and detect:

  • Tooth decay and tooth damage
  • Tumors or abscesses
  • Bone fractures and bone loss
  • Teeth that are not growing properly
  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Bite and alignment abnormalities
  • Hidden dental injuries

You will receive a full series of digital dental X-rays in Valencia, California when you first visit our office, during subsequent checkups, and any time we feel it is necessary for the health of your smile. If you are due for a dental checkup, or if you would like to visit us for the first time, please contact us today to schedule your appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!