Digital X-rays are a fast and comfortable way for us to assess your dental needs. They’re safe enough to be used during pregnancy, and some studies have found that they emit up to 90% less radiation than conventional X-rays. With no chemical processing needed, digital X-rays are a good choice for you and the environment.
X-rays are commonly used in dental exams of patients of all ages, because many problems with the teeth and surrounding tissues cannot be seen by the naked eye. An X-ray is needed to reveal:
The Diagnodent is a safe, low-intensity laser that scans your teeth in search of hidden decay, often detecting cavities well before they’ve begun to damage your teeth. Catching decay in the early stages allows Dr. Lee to place smaller, less invasive fillings and preserve more of your natural tooth.
Like digital X-rays, digital photographs with our intraoral camera are a useful diagnostic and patient education tool we think you will appreciate. This camera shows you what we see during your exam and helps us guide you through your diagnosis and treatment options.
The intraoral camera also allows us to visualize more and diagnose issues we might not have been able to see without the up-close view that it gives us.
Excellent dental care requires attention to detail and exacting precision. We must work in very small spaces and be accurate to a fraction of a millimeter. During complex procedures, Dr. Lee uses the same special prismatic magnification glasses, or “loupes,” that surgeons use. Yes, we take your teeth that seriously.