Even if you don’t have any symptoms, there may be more going on with your oral health below the surface. X-rays can be used to generate radiographic images of areas the dentist is interested in viewing more in-depth.
Our specially trained team at The Loft Dental Studio takes every precaution when using our state-of-the-art digital X-ray imaging technology. For years we have been safely taking images for patients from Costa Mesa, Santa Ana, Fountain Valley, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Irvine, and the surrounding areas to get a better understanding of each person’s oral health and discuss potential treatment options.
What is digital X-ray imaging?
X-ray beams are used to create a black-and-white image of your bones and teeth. Digital X-ray images are captured immediately, allowing the dentist to analyze them instantly and review the findings with you.
Our advanced technology at The Loft Dental Studio allows us to generate digital X-ray images quickly right in the office. We securely store the images electronically so we can more efficiently treat you.
Why should I have digital X-ray images taken?
Establish Medical History: When you are a new patient, the dentist may want to have digital X-ray images taken of your mouth to better understand your present oral health status. This sets up a base level the dentist can reference later to identify changes better.
Uncover Issues: Though you might not notice anything unusual, digital X-ray images may catch an issue that is going on in your teeth or jaw. Early detection is helpful in treating problems and may result in your health being improved sooner and potentially more cost-effective.
Diagnose: Images generated from digital X-rays can be great tools for the dentist to better diagnose problems you may be experiencing or catch an issue before it becomes a larger problem. X-ray imaging can find problems early on, which can help you avoid more drastic and expensive procedures later.
These images can uncover:
● Tooth decay hidden by fillings.● Bone infections.● Cavities between teeth.● Periodontal disease.● Tumors.● Cysts or abscesses.
How do I know if I should have a digital X-ray image taken?
The dentist will look at your medical history, disease risk, age, and symptoms to determine how often you should have digital X-ray images taken.
Advancements in technology have provided the industry with tools that help our staff detect problems at early stages. Here at The Loft Dental Studio, we are proud to provide procedures involving intraoral imaging. The intraoral camera allows the possibility of not only detecting even the smallest of details but also helps to identify defects that can lead to problems later.
What are intraoral cameras?
Intraoral cameras are small digital cameras, about the size of a pen, that can connect to a large screen to show real-time images as a mouth is being examined. This device helps educate our patients by providing them with information that allows them to understand the condition of their oral health easily. Attached to the intraoral camera is a bright LED that helps to diagnose cavities, fractures, or other defects that would be hard to see with the naked eye.
What are the advantages of intraoral cameras?
Immediate Results: With intraoral imaging, you can see exactly what the doctor sees while inspecting your teeth. It is also possible for the patient to see what the doctor does when working on their teeth.
Precise: We have the ability to capture more details by taking high-quality photos of the inside of your mouth. This also helps to identify any changes to your oral conditions over time.
Easy Referrals: If another opinion is needed from a specialist, the photos taken from the intraoral camera can easily be emailed.
Better Planning: With more detailed results, it makes it easier to identify the best treatment plan for your exact dental needs.
Here at The Loft Dental Studio, we are proud to offer an approach to smoother, more comfortable procedures when conducting root canal procedures. We use rotary endodontic technology to assist with the treatment of a root canal. There are several advantages to using rotary endodontic treatment over traditional root canal therapy, and it all starts with the tools.
Instead of using traditional manual files and stainless-steel instruments to treat a root canal, Rotary endodontics employs electrically-powered instruments to perform treatment on root canals. The hand tool we use is equipped with a tip made of nickel-titanium. This material is five times more flexible than stainless steel.
Due to its flexibility, the nickel-titanium instrument is able to perform unique movements that allow the tool to insert deeply into a curved root canal without damaging or stretching the passageway. This allows a more reliable procedure to be done more quickly.
Advantages of rotary endodontics
This advanced technology provides more precision and reliability while being a quieter and faster procedure.
Precision: The nickel titanium is capable of cleaning out the root canal more smoothly and consistently.
Reliability: Root canal procedures have less chance of complications and are more reliable.
Quieter: The tool is much smoother and quieter. This provides the convenience of having the procedure done without the loud grinding that is experienced with manual files.
Faster: The fast treatment time and quieter instruments create a more comfortable experience for patients.