At Douglas Hauck DDS, Inc., we utilize the latest, most advanced technology to improve the health and beauty of your smile. Our office is equipped with digital radiography, the most advanced dental X-ray technology available. With its electronic sensor, our digital X-ray machine can both capture and store high-quality digital images of your teeth and mouth instantly. Dr. Douglas Hauck and our dental team can review the high-resolution images and detect, diagnose, and treat potential oral problems faster than ever before. Digital X-rays are also a safe diagnostic tool, as they put off only a small amount of radiation.
Digital X-rays give us essential information that is not always obvious during a typical dental exam. Using the information gathered from the digital X-rays, Dr. Douglas Hauck can create a treatment plan just for you and your unique dental needs. We use digital X-rays in Newport Beach, California, to detect:
- Problems with a tooth or below the gum line
- Oral cancer
- The positions of the tooth and its roots
- Abscesses, cysts, or tumors
- Decay between the teeth
- Dental abnormalities
- Bone loss
Are digital X-rays safe?
Yes! Natural radiation is everywhere in our environment, and everybody is exposed to it. You’ll receive more radiation from flying in an airplane or laying out in the sun than from a digital dental X-ray. In addition, digital radiography offers a comfortable and efficient X-ray experience.
How often should digital X-rays be taken?
This will depend on your unique dental needs and circumstances. Our dentist will decide how frequently you need dental X-rays based on your dental and medical history, a dental exam, your age, signs and symptoms, and your risk for disease. A full mouth series of X-rays is always recommended for our new patients. Bitewing X-rays are taken at every six-month recall appointment. Dr. Douglas Hauck recommends having bitewing X-rays taken twice each year to ensure you remain in optimal oral health.
For more information, we invite you to call or visit our dental office soon.