Digital X-Ray

Hyun S. Bang, DDS

General Dentistry located in Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA

Because of advanced in-office, digital X-ray technology, you can get the dental X-rays you need with 90% less radiation than traditional film X-rays. If you’re due for dental X-rays or need an exam, the leading dentists at the office of Hyun S. Bang, DDS, provide comprehensive care. You can conveniently book your appointment online or you can call the San Francisco office directly.

Digital X-Ray Q & A

Why do I need digital X-rays?

Digital X-rays are the most advanced way for your dentist to evaluate the health of your teeth, gums, and jawbone without doing anything invasive. Your dentist is likely going to gather certain dental X-rays at each visit to:

  • Check for signs of decay
  • Examine your bone structure
  • Evaluate the health of your roots
  • Find the cause of tooth sensitivity  
  • Look for impacted teeth or abscesses
  • Monitor growth and development of your teeth and jawbone

Digital dental X-rays are commonly included as part of the diagnostic process if you’re experiencing pain or discomfort in any of your teeth or even in your jawbone, as with temporomandibular disorder (TMJ).

What are the benefits of digital X-rays?

In years past, dentists gathered X-ray images and processed them to obtain a film. Because dental X-rays were so routine, and still are, patients were constantly being exposed to radiation.

Since excessive radiation exposure can lead to serious health problems and chronic disease, the team at Hyun S. Bang, DDS, offers digital dental X-rays.

By using modern digital technology to gather essential bite-wing, periapical, occlusal, or other types of dental X-rays, you’re exposed to 90% less radiation (about 1/10 as compared to regular X-ray film).

Digital dental X-rays are also beneficial because they:

  • Provide clearer images
  • Are environmentally friendly
  • Are faster, resulting in shorter dental appointments

Plus, digital X-rays make it easier to quickly transfer your records to another provider, like if you need a specialized type of oral surgery.

How long do digital X-rays take to process?

Aside from all of the previously mentioned benefits of digital X-rays offered at the office of Hyun S. Bang, DDS, digital X-rays are also helpful because they provide immediate images.

Your dentist simply snaps a picture and can view it instantly on the computer monitor. They can even zoom in on certain areas, so they can more efficiently explain your diagnosis and treatment plan to you.

Book an appointment with the office of Hyun S. Bang, DDS, today. Click on the online scheduler or call the clinic to speak with a team member.