Dental X-Rays in San Francisco
Traditional dental examinations provide valuable diagnostic information about the state of your oral health. Dental radiographs, or X-rays, complete this picture, providing dentists with images of the underlying structures of your smile. With dental X-rays Dr. Marquis personalize treatment plans to address all of your dental concerns.
Proactive Care with Dental X-Rays
At San Francisco Dental Office, we strongly advocate the use of dental radiography to detect abnormalities that are not easily spotted with a visual examination alone. Left untreated, small dental problems can develop into complex issues. Early detection allows Dr. Marquis to recommend a variety of conservative treatments that are catered to your comfort and budget.
Dental X-rays allow for early detection of the following:
- Abscesses or cysts
- Bone loss
- Tumors, non-cancerous and cancerous
- Decay between teeth
- Developmental abnormalities
- Impacted or poorly positioned teeth and roots
- Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line
Are Dental X-Rays Safe?
In keeping with our commitment to patient health and safety, our team is dedicated to minimizing radiation exposure during dental X-rays. Our San Francisco dentists protect patients’ bodies from excess radiation with lead apron shields. We also use modern, quick processing film that speeds up the imaging process, cutting down exposure time while collecting accurate, comprehensive images.
How Often Will You Need Dental X-Rays?
Your individual dental health needs determine the need for dental X-rays. For new patients, a full mouth series of images is recommended. This gives a complete view of your smile that can be used for three to five years. At check-up visits, bite-wing X-rays are provided to detect dental concerns shown by initial radiographs of the top and bottom teeth.
Dr. Marquis take your medical and dental history into account, along with findings from your oral examination. We also consider the presence of any symptoms, age, and risk factors for disease to decide on an appropriate amount of dental radiography.
Contact San Francisco Dental Office
Dental X-rays help our doctor and team provide comprehensive dental services. For more information about general and preventive dentistry in San Francisco, contact us today!