Digital X Rays Specialist

San Ramon Family Dental

Rupam Khanna, DDS

Dentistry located in San Ramon, CA

At San Ramon Family Dental, Rupam Khanna, DDS, is dedicated to providing her patients with exceptional dental services, which is why she uses the most cutting-edge tools available to modern dentistry, like digital X-rays. To learn more about how digital X-rays can improve your dental experience, schedule a visit to San Ramon Family Dental’s state-of-the-art clinic in San Ramon, California. Call the office or use the online tool to book your visit.

Digital X Rays

How are X-rays used in dentistry?

X-rays allow your dentist to see inside of your teeth and beneath your gum line, all the way to your teeth’s roots. This allows them to assess the health of your jawbone, teeth, and the supporting tissues that hold your teeth in place. 

With X-rays, your dentist can diagnose conditions that aren’t necessarily visible to the naked eye and treat them before they become a major problem, including:

  • Early tooth decay
  • Early stages of gum disease
  • Abnormal growths
  • Abscesses

X-rays also your dentist to pinpoint tooth decay and bone loss and monitor the healthy development of your teeth. They also serve as an essential visual aid in root canal procedures.

Are X-rays safe?

X-rays use radiation to produce images of the inside of your mouth, which can make some patients uneasy, but the amount of radiation that you’re exposed to during an X-ray is not considered harmful. 

San Ramon Family Dental uses digital X-rays for all of their diagnostics and procedures, which are even safer than traditional X-rays. Because the image processing in digital technology is very quick, digital X-rays allow for less radiation, effectively cutting your radiation exposure by up to 90%. 

What are the advantages of digital X-rays?

Digital X-rays are also ready for viewing much sooner than traditional X-rays because there’s no need to process and develop the film. This cuts down on the amount of time you have to spend in the dentist’s chair and eliminates the need for toxic film developing chemicals.

Your dentist can also immediately adjust the image quality of digital X-rays in order to pinpoint even the tiniest amount of decay. And those images can be displayed on larger screens than traditional X-rays, which can only be viewed on tiny lightboxes. The larger display makes it easier for your dentist to share the images with you and educate you on your diagnosis and treatment options.

Digital X-rays are also easier to preserve. Instead of having just one copy of the image, as was the case with traditional X-rays, digital X-ray files can be backed up to multiple computers to ensure that they’re safe from damage or destruction. They can also be more easily copied and shared with other professionals or specialists.

To learn more about how digital X-rays can enhance your trip to the dentist, call the San Ramon Family Dental office or schedule a visit online today.