Dr. Shaileshkumar Bhatt uses digital X-rays in Victorville, California, to check your teeth and supporting oral structures for signs of problems. Digital X-rays are a highly effective diagnostic tool and are used in both detecting problems as well as planning and performing treatments. To make an appointment with our experienced dentist and learn more about digital X-rays, contact Victorville Family Dentistry today at 760-245-7800.
Digital X-rays changed the way that dental imaging is used. In the past, X-rays required dentists to use caustic chemicals to develop film and may have required patients to wear radiation-blocking bibs or other protective gear. Digital X-rays remove both of those obstacles. Images are captured using digital sensors, which automatically transmit the images to nearby monitors. Additionally, radiation exposure with digital X-rays is reduced by up to 90 percent, making your X-ray process safer as well as faster and more effective.
Digital X-rays are used to diagnose:
- Tooth decay
- Developmental abnormalities
- Unusual tooth root positioning
- Infection in the tooth nerves
- Bone loss
- Fractures in teeth and fillings
- And more!
Our dentist may also use digital X-rays to aid in treatment planning, including oral surgery, root canal therapy, orthodontic treatment and implant placement procedures.
For more information and to schedule an appointment with our dentist, call our office today.