Preventative Care in Encinitas, CA

Diagnostic Services in Encinitas CAA big part of keeping our patients healthy is making sure that we diagnose their conditions early so that they can save time, money, and complications when it comes to their treatment. At Dr. Ryan Kay’s office, we utilize some of the most up-to-date equipment and diagnostic techniques in order to effectively preserve the health of our patients.

Digital Dental X-Rays

We take periodic x-rays in our Encinitas dental office so that we can look for common conditions such as:

  • Decay
  • Infection
  • Cracks
  • Cysts
  • Tumors
  • Inadequate bone levels 

That way, if a problem arises, we can let you know right away. Just like any medical condition, early treatment of dental issues often provides better results.

Benefits of Digital Radiography

We know that some patients might have concerns about the use of x-rays because of radiation. At Dr. Kay’s office, we utilize digital dental x-rays, which emit up to 80% less radiation than traditional x-rays. Dental x-rays have always been among the lowest in radiation emissions because they are small and focused. Digital x-rays have allowed us to take safety to the next level.

Dental X-Rays Encinitas CAWe only take the x-rays necessary to accurately diagnose potential conditions. Unless a problem arises, that means about once per year. If you have an extensive dental history, gum disease, a history of decay, or any other conditions, we may recommend additional radiographs to monitor your health. 

Rest assured that your health and safety are always our number one priority.

In addition to the safety benefits, digital dental x-rays provide benefits such as instant results, high resolution, and the ability to adjust images for clarity. When we take your x-rays in our office today, you don’t have to wait around for the films to be developed. In fact, they appear almost instantly on the computer screen, allowing for faster results. 

Today’s x-rays are also more detailed than ever. We can zoom in, adjust the exposure, change the contrast, and use your x-rays in multiple ways to get a clearer picture. This allows for much earlier diagnosis.

Diagnostic Wax-Ups 

Have you ever wanted to make some changes to your smile, but you have a hard time visualizing the result? Ryan Kay DMD, MS can make a wax-up so that you can see what your smile will look like before we get started on treatment. This allows you to give feedback about the appearance and also provides an opportunity for Dr. Kay  to examine your bite prior to starting your treatment plan.

Call Us to Schedule Your Next Exam

If safety and accuracy are big concerns for you, call our Encinitas dental office and schedule your next diagnostic exam. We can give you an overview of your dental health so you have accurate information when making decisions regarding your future treatment.