Dental X-rays in San Francisco, CA
Advanced Dental Imaging and Diagnostic Tools
Dental X-rays are an important part of maintaining oral health. These images provide your dentist with information that cannot be seen during a regular exam. With the ability to see your teeth roots and facial bones below the surface, your dentist can detect hidden problems and prevent future issues from occurring.
We will usually take X-rays of your teeth every other dental cleaning. Patients undergoing treatment for gum disease or trauma may get X-rays taken at every appointment to ensure the teeth and bones are healing properly. If this is your first visit to our office, we will take X-rays during your appointment to evaluate your oral health and have a baseline to compare changes over time.
What Can Dental X-rays Show?
Dental X-rays can help detect a number of dental conditions, such as:
- Bone loss
- Cancerous or non-cancerous tumors
- Tooth decay
- Developmental problems
- Abscesses or cysts
- Wisdom teeth
Are Dental X-rays Safe?
Digital X-rays are safe and give off very low levels of radiation. We take every protective measure to ensure the safety of our patients and will have patients wear lead aprons to further minimize radiation exposure. Dental X-rays are also an essential tool for pediatric dentists to monitor a child’s developing teeth and face. It is often recommended that children and adults have X-rays of their teeth taken every 6 months or every year.
Our team at Symphony Dental Studio looks forward to providing you and your loved ones with a positive and beneficial dental experience. Contact our office in San Francisco, CA, today to schedule your appointment with our dental experts.