Digital X-Rays

Digital X-rays have revolutionized the field of diagnostic imaging, offering patients a more efficient and comfortable experience while providing dental professionals with crucial insights for accurate diagnoses and treatment planning. This technology employs a digital sensor to capture images of the teeth, departing from the traditional film-based approach.

One of the most significant advantages of digital X-rays is their reduced radiation exposure compared to conventional film X-rays, prioritizing patient safety. In fact, digital radiography produces less radiation than what you are exposed to by the sun in your day-to-day life. Furthermore, the digital format eliminates the need for chemical processing, making it environmentally friendly. These features underscore our commitment to your wellbeing and sustainable practices.

Once the images are captured, our skilled dentist can immediately view them on monitors within the treatment room. This real-time access ensures swift and accurate diagnoses, enabling us to promptly address various dental issues. Digital X-rays prove invaluable in identifying a wide range of concerns, including:

  • Hidden decay between teeth
  • Developmental abnormalities
  • Improper tooth root positioning
  • Cysts, abscesses and tumors
  • Fractures in existing fillings
  • Infections in tooth nerves
  • Bone loss

Beyond diagnosis, digital X-rays play a pivotal role in treatment planning. They guide procedures such as oral surgeries, root canal treatments, dental implants and orthodontics, ensuring precision and efficiency in every aspect of your dental care.

If you have questions or wish to learn more about how digital X-rays in San Francisco, California, enhance our practice, or to make an appointment with Dr. Jim Const, please contact us today at 415-391-2559. Your oral health is our top priority, and we are here to provide you with the best possible care.