What Happens During a Dental Exam in Santa Maria?
When you first visit Santa Barbara Family Dentistry, a member of our team will review your health and dental history forms to get to know you and your needs better.
Then, we’ll take digital x-rays. Typically, at a new patient examination, we’ll take a complete set of dental x-rays if you haven’t had a complete set in the past three to five years. Depending on your needs, your dentist may also recommend a CT scan.
Dental x-rays allow your dentist to see what they can’t see with the naked eye, including:
- Between the teeth
- Inside the teeth
- Inside the bone
- Under the gum
- The sinuses
- The jawbone