Digital Dental X-rays in Walnut Creek, CA

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What Are Dental X-rays?

Digital dental x-rays, also known as digital dental radiographs, are performed during a dental exam to provide a more thorough picture of your oral health. They make it easier for us to diagnose problems that aren't visible and to learn about your oral health by showing the inside of your mouth, including the teeth, gums, and jaw. There are several dental and oral problems that can be seen on dental x-rays, such as decay, cavities, cysts, abscesses, impactions, and bone loss. We proudly offer a variety of 2-D and 3-D dental imaging, including CBCT scans and intraoral scans, to view the jaw joints and airway. If dental problems can be identified early, there may be more effective and less invasive treatment options available. As part of your annual dental examination at Life Dental & Orthodontics in Walnut Creek, CA, digital dental imaging will help accurately diagnose and correct oral health issues.

What Should I Expect During Dental X-rays?

Often done at the start of a dental cleaning or exam, digital dental x-rays take about 5 – 10 minutes to do. Most patients will have a set of dental x-rays to show the needed areas. Once they are taken, they will be uploaded and can be viewed throughout your examination. We can show you any abnormalities and discuss possible treatments.

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Absolutely love this place! Friendly and accommodating staff and I really appreciate Dr Hockel’s knowledge of what’s going on with not only my teeth, but how it all works together with my airway and everything else too!

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I came to Doctor Hockel due to problems with sleep apnea. He diagnosed a narrow palate and some other issues that ultimately are obstructing my airway and recommended a course of palate expansion (upper and lower) before going for more extensive surgery to correct problems with my jaw. It's been really great working with him and his staff! They're all extremely knowledgeable and very helpful. They've answered every question I had and taken the time to explain what's being done each time (in what's going to be a couple-year-long process.) They're definitely using the latest tools and techniques and I feel completely comfortable with whatever they recommend. All in all, a *really* great dentist! [Edit from 2+ years in the future - 10/18/2023] I had my jaw surgery (total TMJ replacement and MMA (Maxillomandibular advancement, to move the upper teeth forward) in St Louis in May (via the only surgeon Dr Hockel trusts to do the surgery, who really is great) and returned to Dr Hockel's care in late June. Sleep apnea is cured, my bite was lined up and everything went well. Today was a great day - I got my braces off! We're now in the process of stabilizing the teeth with a retainer, but they look great and feel even better, with everything in my bite closing in the right places and all the teeth nice and straight and even. Dr Hockel's staff were awesome as usual - I showed up 20 minutes early and they said "come right in!" and we got to work. If you ever need to deal with airway issues (or indeed with orthodontia and other dental procedures), definitely give Life Dental and Orthodontics a call. They're the best!

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A bit challenging to say "loved it" for a visit to the dentist, but we have been clients of Dr. Brian Hockel and his father before him for close to thirty years. We have been very pleased with the dental service, the staff and the facilities. Dr. Brian is very skilled and goes out of his way to provide holistic, thorough and caring treatment. He's a fine dentist (and a good musician and magician, as well). His staff is excellent. They are very well trained , friendly and empathetic.

D.M. Google

Very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Digital dental x-rays are a useful tool that can help diagnose hidden oral health problems. As a part of a regular dental examination, dental x-rays can give you an in-depth understanding and allow our team to catch developing problems to be addressed before they become painful. For improved dental health, contact our office in Walnut Creek, CA to schedule your next dental exam with dental x-rays.

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