King House Dental may be located in a historic landmark, but it has been transformed to include all of the latest and greatest dental technologies of today. Dr. Steve Tatevossian has spared no expense to ensure that our examinations include the most advanced digital imaging available so that we can offer the best outlook for our patients. By using digital X-rays during dental exams, our team of dental experts are able to catch and treat dental problems early. Also known as digital radiographs, digital X-rays allow Dr. Tatevossian to see various layers within the mouth, well beyond the surface of the teeth and gums to diagnose gum disease, decay, soft tissue defects, bone loss, cysts, and much more. Once a dental problem is caught early, treatment can begin to repair and restore the mouth back to optimal health.
"I Really Enjoy going to King House Dental... The staff are really friendly and honest on every visit."- P.B. / Yelp / Jan 17, 2017
"Best Dentist I've seen. Dr T is easy going and helps you set up and action plan best for you and your wallet. Friendly staff as well. They explain everything throughly. I also love that they make sure your fully numb before starting dental work. Comfort is important when you have dental pain."- K.A. / Yelp / Jul 16, 2019
"Dr. T and his staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. Always a pleasant experience. I've been a patient for several years. King House is a really good choice for your dentist."- J.S. / Yelp / Jun 27, 2019
"Fast, efficient, knowledgeable, friendly, the only doctor I've ever met that actually reads the questionnaire they make you fill out before seeing you....."- J.S. / Yelp / Jul 11, 2019
"I am terrified of dentists/dentists offices. But Dr. T and staff take special care of me to make me feel at ease. They take care of you and want you to have a great smile. They explain the procedure and why its necessary and with the sedation you wont even care whats going on. They dont use metal fillings and my smile looks better. I found my place."- C.R. / Google / Jun 22, 2019
Digital X-rays usually take about 5 – 10 minutes to complete with very little discomfort to the patient. Once the teeth are cleaned and polished, the dental hygienist or assistant will take the needed X-rays with the digital equipment and upload it to the computer where the dentist and patient can discuss any areas of concerns during the dental examination.
As a preventative procedure, digital X-rays and dental exams are usually covered by dental insurance, so our front office will contact the patient’s insurance to determine any out-of-pockets costs.
Digital X-rays are almost instantly viewable on the computer by the dentist and patient. The dentist can assess the current images and compare them to past X-rays to see if problems are developing. The dentist will go over any concerns found on the X-rays with the patient and discuss measures to prevent further problems or treat existing conditions.
While digital X-rays use much less radiation than traditional X-rays, patients are still protected with a lead apron. Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding should tell the dentist at the beginning of the appointment so extra precautions can be used.
Types of X-Rays?
Most patients will have a series of digital X-rays taken, including periapical views to show the entire length of the tooth, bite-wing images of the lower and upper back teeth, a panoramic view of the entire teeth, jaws, and sinuses, and some patients may need a view of the bite, known as the occlusal view.
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Digital X-rays during your annual dental exam at King House Dental can help you and Dr. Tatevossian improve your oral health. For more information on digital X-rays or to schedule your dental exam, call or email our office in Redlands, CA today.