Digital x-rays or radiographs are administered during an annual dental examination to provide a more thorough picture of your teeth and gums. They make it easier for Dr. Patrick Yoshikane to diagnose problems that aren't visible, and to understand more about your oral health by showing the interior of your mouth, including the teeth, gums, and jaw. There are numerous dental and oral problems that may be diagnosed with digital x-rays, including tooth decay, cavities, abscesses, cysts, bone atrophy, and impactions. If these problems are found in the early stages, you can be treated more efficiently with more treatment options. As part of your annual exam at Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S. in Orange, CA, digital x-rays will help Dr. Yoshikane more accurately diagnose and correct dental issues.
Digital X-Rays Reviews
"I've had a really hard time finding a good, reliable dentist. On the recommendation of a work colleague I went to Dr. Yoshikane and his team. I'm so SO happy I did. From the minute I talked to wonderful Blancha (I hope I spelled it right Blancha!) on the phone I knew it was going to be a great place. I chipped a tooth and was kinda freaking out about it but Blancha scheduled me almost immediately for X-Rays to see what was wrong. Dr. Yoshikane himself is just fantastic. So personable and explains every procedure he's doing. Angel, Shirley and Cherry were also wonderful! This office also adds little touches that makes you feel like they really value your custom, things like a coffee or tea when you leave or a lip balm if your lips are chapped during a procedure. Honestly I'm so happy, I can't recommend it enough. I just hope not tooooo many people go here so they still have space for me ;)"- F.M. / Yelp / Jul 15, 2018
"My experience from my first call with Desiree to coming in nervous; was nothing short of compassionate, caring, professional, and sincere. I am so afraid of shots, dentist, and doctors. Dr Yoshikane has a empathetic and caring approach which calmed me and allowed me to get through my emergency procedure. I fully trust the entire team here and have decided to have my entire family make this our dentist of choice. Thank you."- B.O. / Yelp / Oct 08, 2019
"Dr. Patrick and his team far exceed all expectations! They take excellent care of their clients! They are great at communicating your appointments, costs and tips on keeping your teeth healthy! When you walk into the office you won't feel like you're in a dentist office because EVERYONE is so friendly and personable! Every employee goes out of their way to introduce themselves to you. Just like most people, I used to hate going to the dentist but now I look forward to my appointments every time! I can't wait to see everyone in the office! Dr. Patrick and his staff really are the best of the best!"- H.F. / Yelp / Apr 12, 2019
Typically, digital x-rays are included in a routine dental examination. Digital x-rays may be performed as a preventive measure or if you are concerned about dental issues of any kind. Even though digital x-rays emit significantly less radiation compared to traditional x-rays, Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S. prefers to limit the amount of exposure that is delivered to every patient. Although digital x-rays are typically safe for all patients, female patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding should tell Dr. Yoshikane at the start of their exam so that extra cautionary steps may be taken.
What to Expect
Typically performed at the start of a dental cleaning or exam, digital imaging takes around 5 – 10 minutes to complete. Many patients will get a set of x-rays to show the needed areas of the mouth. Once they are taken, they will be uploaded to be viewed by you and Dr. Yoshikane throughout your appointment. He will be able to show you any abnormalities and discuss what treatments may be needed.
A set of digital x-rays will typically be taken once a year at your annual dental examination. During certain exams, a full mouth set may be taken for a comprehensive view of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. Your digital x-rays will be kept with your file at our practice so Dr. Yoshikane can watch for trends and address any areas of concern.
Typically, a dental insurance plan will cover the cost of digital x-rays as part of a routine dental examination. Our office can talk to your insurance provider to determine potential costs. If you have any remaining costs or if you do not have insurance, our practice accepts several methods of payment, and we can help you find financing.
Digital x-rays are a great tool that can help to diagnose developing oral health problems. As part of an annual dental examination, digital x-rays can give Dr. Yoshikane a better understanding and allows him to see any hidden issues that need to be addressed before you feel pain. To improve your oral health, contact our team in Orange, CA to make an appointment for your dental examination with digital x-rays.