Kirkland, WA dentist uses digital x-rays for dental evaluations
Kirkland, WA patients who visit Kingsgate Dental may find that Dr. Ann Kelley has invested into her practice to offer the best possible care and attention. This includes using digital x-rays. Our dentist uses digital x-rays to ensure precision evaluations and allow for accurate diagnosis of dental conditions.
What are digital x-rays?
Digital x-rays are photographs that are taken which allow a dentist to evaluate a patient’s oral health well beyond the teeth that are visible over the gumline. This technology allows Dr. Ann Kelley and her team to effectively and accurately find oral health concerns that may need attention. Digital dental x-ray technology is one of the best advancements that have become available and allow patients to reduce their exposure to radiation. In addition, digital x-rays can be viewed almost instantly while producing high-quality images that can be zoomed in for closer definition.
Why are dental x-rays important?
Your oral health is more than just the teeth and gums. The foundation of your smile also needs to stay healthy to ensure teeth do not become loose or lost. Additionally, many conditions that are diagnosed happen within the tooth or beyond where the eyes can see. This is why x-rays are utilized by dentists to look for signs of tooth decay or periodontal disease. One of the most important aspects of oral health and wellness is preventative care, which is why dentists will routinely take x-rays when patients visit the practice.
What are the benefits of digital x-rays?
Digital x-rays have many advantages. They:
- Emit much less radiation than conventional x-rays
- Provide immediate images for evaluation
- Use digital information which allows the dentist to zoom in on photos
- Ensure precision diagnosis of conditions such as tooth decay and periodontal disease
- Are a key component to quality dental examinations
Learn more about how digital x-rays can help you with your oral healthcare needs
Dr. Ann Kelley is pleased to offer digital x-rays for patients in the community who are in need of an evaluation. Call (425) 385-0080 today to request an appointment at Kingsgate Dental and discuss the advantages of regular evaluations.