One of the technologies used most frequently here at Zama Dental is digital X-rays. X-rays are part of your regular dental exams and are an excellent way to diagnose and treat developing problems.

Digital radiography has changed the way that dental X-rays are taken and used, making the imaging process faster, more comfortable, more convenient and safer. Unlike film X-rays, a digital X-ray uses a digital sensor to capture images of your teeth and supporting structures. The captured images are instantly transmitted to a nearby monitor where our dentist and team can view them, even zooming in on specific sections of your mouth for a closer view. Aside from being faster and more efficient, this also eliminates the need to use chemicals to develop film images of your teeth.

Digital X-rays may be used to diagnose and treat a wide range of dental problems, including:

  • Bone loss
  • Cysts, abscesses and tumors
  • Developmental abnormalities
  • Fractures in teeth and in existing restorations, such as fillings or crowns
  • Improper tooth root positioning
  • Infection in the tooth nerves
  • Tooth decay

X-rays are also used to plan and provide oral surgery procedures, root canal therapy, dental implants, orthodontic treatment and many other types of dental care.

We understand that many people have concerns about the safety of X-rays. Digital X-rays are completely safe for patients of all ages. In fact, a digital X-ray produces up to 90% less radiation than traditional film radiography — less radiation than what you are exposed to by the sun in your day-to-day life. Additionally, we maintain high standards of safety and comply with regulations that ensure our X-ray machines and other technology are inspected regularly to ensure they function properly and are safe for use.

If you have any questions about digital X-rays in Torrance, California, or to schedule your appointment with Dr. Robert Zama, we invite you to call Zama Dental at 310-325-0684.

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