Dental X-Rays In Santa Paula

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Dental X-Rays In Santa Paula

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the three types of dental X-rays?

There are three primary types of dental X-rays: Bitewing, Periapical, and Panoramic. At Channel Islands Family Dental Office Santa Paula, our highly trained professionals will carefully choose the type of Dental X-ray Santa Paula residents need for the best diagnosis. Each of these X-rays serves a unique purpose in identifying different dental issues.

What types of X-rays are used in dentistry?

While it is possible to sleep with your Santa Paula dentures in, the experts at Channel Islands Family Dental Office Santa Paula typically advise against it. Giving your gums and jaw a break from your dentures can promote oral health.

What are the side effects of dental X-rays?

Dental X-rays are generally safe but may carry minimal risk of radiation exposure. This is why at Channel Islands Family Dental Office Santa Paula, we ensure that Dental X-rays in Santa Paula are carried out under strict safety standards to limit the exposure.

How many X-rays should a dentist take?

The number of X-rays a dentist should take depends on the patient’s dental health history and current condition.

What are Dental

Nowadays it is very common that when you visit your dentist, you are asked to take an x-ray. There are many reasons to take an x-ray, either dental (periapical) or panoramic, which will allow our dentist in Santa Paula, to be a fundamental tool to evaluate the parts of the mouth and detect hidden conditions that are not seen with the naked eye. This helps them to obtain an accurate diagnosis of some oral diseases, or to make a complete evaluation of all the structures.

They are images of the teeth and their neighboring structures that are obtained by an X-ray machine. These devices emit electromagnetic waves that can pass through teeth, bone, and tissues and then to form an image on a “film”; this can be “analog” (conventional) or digital. There are different types of dental x-rays; we have the intraoral and extraoral, being the most common the Periapical and Panoramic.

Does it hurt to get x-rays? The evolution in technology has also led to safer dental X-ray machines and decreased radiation effects. The radiation that patients experience when taking modern X-rays is extremely low, so it is no longer a problem. Digital radiography makes it possible to reduce radiation, exposure time and improve image quality.

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What Are Periapical Radiographs?

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Periapical radiographs, which are for each tooth in particular, are of great help in detailing the position, root anatomy, and state of the surrounding bone. These can be indicated for all teeth in the mouth.

What Are Panoramic Radiographs?

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They are radiographs that provide us with a detailed “panorama” of the patient’s condition. They give us a broader general vision since they cover both jaws and neighboring structures such as the maxillary sinuses, floor of the nostrils, among others.
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Why Are X-Rays Important For Dentists?

They complement the clinical evaluation of a patient.
    • They are instrumental in all stages of treatment, as they can corroborate and complement an initial diagnosis and thus, plan an individualized treatment for each patient.
    • It constitutes a complementary diagnostic element to all dental specialties, not only in the initial stage of diagnosis and treatment planning but also as an immediate control.
    • It allows us to evaluate the quality of the treatment, such as control of endodontics, restorations, fixed rehabilitations, implants, cystic lesions, tumor lesions, dental trauma, maxillofacial trauma, etc.
According to the American Dental Association (ADA): “Finding and treating dental problems at an early stage saves time, money and unnecessary discomfort, in this case, dental x-rays are perfect for detecting problems in the mouth that would otherwise go undetected.”

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If you have any questions about this topic or any other, please feel free to contact or visit us at Channel Islands Family Dental.

At Channel Islands Family Dental, we will be attentive to your visit to make a timely diagnosis.  In addition, our dentists in Santa Paula will be able to guide you to the best treatment to bring back your best smile.

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For What Reasons Might The Dentist Request A Dental X-Ray?

There are many reasons to perform a dental x-ray; among them, we have the following:
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Dental Caries

They allow dentists to see cavities between two teeth (interproximal) that are difficult to detect in the clinical examination, and visualize cavities that have formed underneath previous restorations.

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It is possible to diagnose this disease and begin to treat it to delay its progression.

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Abscesses and dental cysts

These are not possible to see with the naked eye. Radiographs are necessary because they are at the level of the tip (apex) of the tooth.

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Wisdom Teeth

They allow us to observe their position and their relationship with adjacent structures to determine whether they should be extracted or kept in the mouth.

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