At Lake Forest Dental Arts, we use X-rays to give us insight into some of the most elusive dental health issues to the naked eye. Using digital radiography our Lake Forest dentist, Dr. James Fondriest, can not only diagnose problems, but also develop treatment plans. In this blog, we will discuss the need for dental X-rays and how radiography can improve your treatment outcome.
Dental X-ray Safety
We understand that the modern dental patient is informed, armed with questions, and concerned with safety. At our Lake Forest dental office, we use dental X-rays because we care about quality and responsibility to your safety and the environment. Digital X-rays use up to 80 percent less radiation than the already tiny amounts in traditional X-rays. In addition, our digital X-rays are immediately available on a computer screen. No more waiting for processing or using harmful chemicals to develop the film.
Diagnostic Dental X-rays
Your dental X-rays can tell a significant story about your dental health. In most cases, dental X-rays help Dr. Fondriest discover tooth decay hidden beneath the surface or too difficult to see with the naked eye. X-ray images can also show cavities or tiny tooth cracks beneath dental restorations. In addition, we can see areas of jawbone damage from abscess, gum disease, dental injury, or tooth loss. Dental X-rays are also helpful for pinpointing signs of oral cancer.
Dental Care in Lake Forest
Diagnostics are only part of how dental radiography can benefit oral health care. Radiographs can also assist treatment planning for orthodontic treatment, cosmetic dentistry, and dental implant placement. For more information about dental X-rays or to schedule a dental checkup with Dr. Fondriest, contact our Lake Forest dental office at 847-234-0517.