Dr. Ueno, Dr. Bui, Dr. Rayher, and Dr. Westervelt choose carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to evaluate the patients’ bone and anatomy for dental implant placement, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Our office uses the Sirona Galileos CBCT scanner to take 3D images. It is one of the most technologically advanced CBCT scanners on the market, which gives beautiful images for your doctor to evaluate your jaw bone and vital structures for implants, wisdom teeth removal and other dental surgery procedures. Also, it has the added benefit of delivering a very low dose of radiation to our patients!
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Drs. Ueno, Chung, Litch and Bui utilize Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. We may be able to see cavities better.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.