Using Digital Imaging For Your Diagnosis

encinitas digital x-rayOur team offers treatment for gum disease, using laser dentistry and even advanced gum grafts. We also address the tooth loss caused by the disease, securing dental implants. In today’s blog, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist talks about our use of digital x-rays in the planning of treatment!

When to See Our Team

Your general dentist or orthodontist may refer you to us once they find signs of serious gingivitis or the early stages of periodontal disease, or if you have advanced issues like periodontitis. But you can also schedule an appointment when you encounter common warning signs of inflammation and gum disease. For example, if your gums feel sore on a regular basis and appear redder than normal, this is cause for concern. The same goes for bleeding, swelling, and gum recession, which could make teeth appear longer than usual. When you experience these potential warning signs, reach out right away so we can offer treatment to improve your oral health!

Planning Treatment for Periodontal Disease and Tooth Replacement

Our team can not only offer treatment to manage gum disease and prevent tooth loss, but in the event of a missing tooth we can offer dental implants. These are inserted into the jaw, and capped with a custom crown to ensure a lifelike and durable replacement tooth. We can even use several to support a bridge or a set of implant dentures. But to ensure treatment with precision and accuracy and offer results that can last for years to come, we need to examine your smile and understand the underlying factors behind your oral health issues. We can then provide custom treatment for your smile! The planning process starts with digital x-rays.

Digital X-Rays

Digital x-rays don’t involve the need for uncomfortable bite wigs, and will also not require a developmental period in harsh chemicals which means less time in the chair and more accurate diagnosis. The technology uses 90% less radiation than traditional systems, and the images are high-definition, so we can make a diagnosis with precision. We can use this to assess the bone and root damage caused by the disease, or to plan the placement of one or more dental implants. If you have any questions about how we use digital x-rays to plan the treatment of your smile or the replacement of missing teeth, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to keep your smile healthy and strong!

Schedule Your Appointment with Your Encinitas CA, Periodontist Today

Our team wants to make sure we diagnose and plan treatment with precision and accuracy! To learn more about the advanced imaging technology we use or to schedule your appointment, give us a call at our office in Encinitas, CA today at 760-642-0711.