Ava Chen DDS
Exceptional Dental Care for Your Family

Do I really need to take x-rays? Are they safe?

Dental x-rays are a vital part of your dental examination, and they offer valuable information for your dentist in Castro Valley to make an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

At Ava Chen, DDS, we have digital x-rays. This type of x-rays emits 75 percent less radiation compared to conventional x-rays. They are also safer for the environment since they don't require any chemicals for development.

Digital x-rays allow us to see things internally that can be missed with just the naked eye during an examination. X-rays allow us to detect concerns like tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease in their earliest stages, which then lets you treat these concerns with less invasive treatment procedures. 

Digital images are also readily available for viewing, so Dr. Chen can discuss any concerns with you immediately. This is very helpful in emergencies to determine the best course of action to restore your smile and dental health.

Dr. Chen recommends that standard bitewing x-rays be taken once a year because they provide a view of each tooth. Panoramic x-rays that provide a full image of your teeth, jawbone, and jaw joint are recommended every five years. Please contact our Castro Valley dental office if you have more questions about x-rays.

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