At Summit Dental of La Mesa, we are excited to offer some of the latest tools for the diagnosis and treatment of dental conditions. La Mesa, California area, patients who are looking for a dental practice that reinvests into the office for the benefit of the patients should consider working with Drs. Evans and Allen. One of the ways in which we use technology to improve oral health and wellness is with digital x-rays for teeth.

Why is digital dental radiology beneficial to patients?

With the use of digital x-rays, our team of professionals has the opportunity to not only view a patient’s condition underneath the gum line and natural tooth enamel but to do so in a way that provides less radiation exposure. The radiation exposure with a digital x-ray is a fraction of that exposed by traditional imaging methods, so patients experience the feeling of being safe and protected at our facility.

Digital x-rays provide extremely high-quality images that do not require film processing. These images can be viewed on a computer monitor, and the dentist can zoom in and out to spot signs of dental problems that may require attention. The images are also electronically stored in the patient’s records for easy access in the future. Digital x-rays process faster and provide better quality images.

What can digital x-rays be used to diagnose?

There are many conditions that can be viewed and diagnosed with the use of digital x-rays, including:

  • Bone loss in the jaw
  • Tooth decay inside of or between teeth
  • Developmental abnormalities
  • Cysts/abscesses
  • Fractures in dental fillings
  • Tumors
  • Improper tooth root positioning
  • Infection of the dental pulp or tooth nerves

Digital x-rays are not the only technology used in our practice and is just one of many diagnostic and treatment tools utilized by our providers in our facility.

Are you interested in working with professionals with the latest technologies available?

Contact Drs. Evans and Allen today to request an appointment at Summit Dental of La Mesa. Call (619) 494-2492 and visit us at our practice, conveniently located at 8530 La Mesa Boulevard, Suite #204. We accept new patients and families in the area of La Mesa, California.