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Digital X-Rays

Dentistry at the Promenade

General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Mission Valley, San Diego, CA

At Dentistry at the Promenade in the Mission Valley area of San Diego, California, the dental specialists help you enjoy the best oral health by emphasizing preventive care. With regular exams, digital X-rays, and teeth cleanings, you can identify problems before they destroy your teeth, gums, and jawbone. Call the Estela Caeg-Bustamante, DMD, and the team or book online to get your digital X-rays today.

Digital X-Rays Q & A

What are digital X-rays?

Digital X-rays capture images electronically rather than by film. The electronic images are incredibly detailed and allow your Dentistry at the Promenade providers to view your teeth in 3D on a large screen. The digital format also allows for instant enlargement, making it possible to focus in on certain areas in extreme detail that wouldn't be possible with traditional film X-rays.  

Why are digital X-rays so important?

Digital X-rays are such an important part of both routine and urgent care because they identify issues at the beginning, allowing you to start treatment. This can save you a considerable amount of money and time. 

For example, finding a cavity in the earliest stages means you can treat it with a tooth-colored filling quite quickly and for a reasonable cost. Not finding that cavity until it moves into your tooth and destroys the nerve can mean that you need a much more complex and expensive procedure, like a root canal.

In some cases, not discovering damage until the late stage can result in an extraction and a tooth implant for replacement. Many common oral health complications are easily avoidable with regular digital X-rays.

When should I schedule digital X-rays?

Digital X-rays are an important component of preventive dental care, so Dentistry at the Promenade recommends digital X-rays as part of your checkups and teeth cleanings every six months. 

With digital X-rays, your care provider can immediately spot changes or issues in your mouth and jaw. With the digital format, the Dentistry at the Promenade team can instantly pull up the images from your last appointment and view them side-by-side with your new images to compare and contrast.

If you have a specific issue, such as tooth pain, sudden sensitivity in a specific part of your mouth, or a change in the way your teeth fit together, you’ll typically have digital X-rays to highlight the issue and help guide treatments. 

Dentistry at the Promenade is dedicated to your oral wellness, and that’s why they offer state-of-the-art digital X-rays. Reach out to get the best in dental care by calling the office or using the online appointment tool now.