Advanced Digital X-Rays at the Office of Michael O'Brien DDs

Digital radiographs (x-rays) are vital tools used by the skilled team at the office of Michael O'Brien DDs, including Dr. Michael and Dr. Kevin. They are essential for preventive measures, diagnostics, and uncovering hidden dental issues that might not be visible during a regular dental exam. These x-rays play a crucial role in creating accurate treatment plans, ensuring your dental health is in top condition.

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At our office, digital x-rays can reveal a range of conditions, such as:

  • Abscesses or cysts
  • Bone loss
  • Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors
  • Decay between the teeth
  • Developmental abnormalities
  • Poor tooth and root positions
  • Problems within a tooth or beneath the gum line

Detecting and treating dental problems early can save you time, money, and unnecessary discomfort. This commitment to proactive care is at the core of our practice philosophy at the office of Michael O'Brien DDs. 


Are Digital x-rays safe?

Safety is our priority, and we take every precaution to limit radiation exposure during dental x-rays. The amount of radiation from a full mouth series of x-rays is equivalent to what a person naturally receives in a single day from the environment. Digital x-rays produce a low level of radiation and are considered safe. We use lead apron shields to protect your body and employ modern, fast film to reduce exposure time.

How often should digital x-rays be taken?

The frequency of dental x-rays varies for each patient and depends on individual dental health needs. Dr. Michael and Dr. Kevin will recommend the necessary x-rays based on your medical history, dental exam, symptoms, age, and disease risk. For new patients, a full mouth series of dental x-rays is typically recommended. This series is usually valid for three to five years. Bite-wing x-rays, taken during recall visits, are suggested once or twice a year to catch any new dental issues early. Trust the expertise of the office of Michael O'Brien DDs for your comprehensive dental care in South Sacramento.

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