About Digital X-Rays
As part of every patient's annual dental examination, Sweet Tooth Dental Loft in Frisco, TX takes digital X-rays of the patient's teeth, jawbone, and oral tissue. Digital X-rays help general dentist Dr. Camelia Cooper to find decay that is not visible to the naked eye, assess and monitor bone loss, see under previous fillings for signs of continuing decay, check for infections in the dental roots, and track the patient's oral history for signs of progressing conditions. Digital X-rays may be taken from inside the mouth (intraoral) or from outside the mouth (extraoral) to show images of the entire tooth (periapical), the back teeth (bite-wing), the bite of the jaw (occlusal), and a complete image of the teeth, jaws, and sinuses (panoramic). Once the digital X-ray is viewed by Dr. Cooper, she will be able to discuss any oral concerns, such as cavities, cysts, impacted teeth, bone loss, and abscesses, and the patient's best treatment options during their consultation.
"We just moved to Frisco and of course needing to find a dentist quick because of a problem. They immediately got me in and took care of the problem. They are super friendly and make you feel comfortable. I think I have found my new dentist."- W.D. / Demandforce / Oct 29, 2015
"My visits were great at the dental office. Very nice staff and Dentist. Would highly recommend, for an exceptional customer service experience."- D.W. / Google / Aug 27, 2020
"This was my 1st visit and I’m so glad I did! I’ve found my forever dentist! From the moment I arrived to the time I left the service was EXCEPTIONAL! During the covid19 pandemic I had put it off but the way they were up to part on sanitation made me feel safe! Dr Cooper, did things during my exam that at 57 I had never had a dentist do to make sure I was healthy and didn’t have any unseen issues. Kudos to her and her staff, I’ll be telling everyone I meet about Sweet Tooth Dental Loft! The atmosphere is calming and takes the edge off of going to the dentist. Signed Patient for life! Bre Williams Mack"- B.W. / Google / Aug 22, 2020
"Dr. Cooper is an excellent Dentist. Her staff is very friendly and professional. The office is clean and is set up nicely. My hygienist Paula, is sweet and helpful. She explained everything she did and answered all my questions."- A.J. / Google / Aug 13, 2020
"COVID safety precautions were definitely 5 star."- M.H. / Google / Aug 12, 2020
What to Expect
Digital X-rays take no more than 5 minutes to complete and are not painful for the patient. A digital sensor will be positioned in or around the patient’s mouth. The picture is taken and instantly sent to a computer where the X-rays can be viewed by Dr. Cooper and easily stored in the patient’s file for future reference. Keeping past X-rays helps Dr. Cooper see the patient’s progress over time and makes it easier to notice changes.
After the X-rays are taken, Dr. Cooper will go over any concerns they see with the patient. Dr. Cooper will then go through the patient’s options for treatment or any recommendations for home care to prevent possible problems. Digital X-rays use a smaller amount of radiation compared to traditional X-rays, but patients should still wear a lead apron and let Dr. Cooper know if they are pregnant or breastfeeding so extra precautions can be taken.
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Get the Whole Picture
Digital X-rays help Dr. Cooper see and prevent dental problems, like cavities and gum disease, in her Frisco area patients. An annual dental exam with digital X-rays is an important part of every Sweet Tooth patient’s oral health care plan.