Get the Big Picture of Oral Health

Taking advantage of new technologies, Dr. Franklin uses digital x-ray screening to improve his knowledge and understanding of your teeth.

  • Experience better health with less radiation during x-rays
  • Digital images are more clear and can expertly be enhanced, enlarged, and shared
  • Get a betting understanding of your own oral health

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Experience extraordinary dentistry. Call Todd A. Franklin, D.D.S. at (209) 334-4370

Understand your own teeth, jaw, and mouth.

Our dental professionals can share a clear picture of how to improve your oral health at home.

Modern safety and technology.

Digital x-rays are better for your health, with less radiation, revolutionarily clear image quality.

Increased efficiency. Increased communication.

Digital images allow us to easily share you enhanced and enlarged x-ray screening with other professionals.

1208 W. Tokay Street, Lodi, California, 95240  (209) 334-4370

What Is Digital Imaging?
Digital radiographs (X-Rays) are a critical advancement in dental technology.  This regularly used tool provides you with higher quality pictures while increasing your safety by exposing you to much less radiation.  Unlike traditional, film-based x-rays, digital x-rays show more detail and can be archived in Dr. Franklin’s system for future reference.  Benefit from a more comfortable visit with reduced waiting and faster treatment. Our industry-leading dental X-ray technique is referred to as digital imaging. Instead of depending on old-fashioned X-ray draws in a dark rooms, our X-rays are sent straight to a computer and can be seen on screen, saved, or printed out for convenient viewing. Our approaches require significantly less radiation than typical X-ray machines and there is no wait time for the X-rays to develop. The images are readily offered on screen a couple of seconds after being taken. The image taken, of a tooth for example, can be enhanced and enlarged on the computerscreen, making it much easier for Dr.Franklin and his team of oral health experts to discover any dental issues and exactly where they are occurring in your mouth. It’s extremely important to us that we help you maintain your oral health at the best it can be!
How Do We Use Digital X-rays?
If necessary, our digital x-ray images can be electronically sent out to another dental expert or professional. For instance, we can quickly share the digital images to another dental professional for a second perspective on a dental concern. Additional software applications for the X-rays can help our Lodi dental experts digitally compare existing images to previous ones in a procedure called subtraction radiography. Using this approach, everything that is the same between two images is “subtracted” from the image, leaving a clear image of only the parts that are varying. This allows us, and you, to easily see the smallest modifications that may not have been discovered by the naked eye. Through the careful use of x-rays, we are able to find and measure dental decay, bone problems, root pathologies, gum disease, the eruption of teeth, and many other concerns. Early detection of hidden problems allow dental professionals to step in and correct problems prior to further damage. This, in turn, has helped people keep their teeth healthy and strong for a lifetime. Routine dental X-Rays have to be taken based upon age, threat of disease, and presence or signs of disease. Usually dental experts suggest check up X-Rays every 1-2 years and full mouth X-Rays every 3-5 years. Speak to Dr. Franklin about your oral health and x-ray requirements!
Types of Dental X-Rays
There are 2 main kinds of dental X-rays:
Extraoral X-Rays (X-ray film is outside the mouth). These X-rays are not utilized for discovering cavities or for acknowledging issues with individual teeth. Instead, extraoral X-rays are used to search for impacted teeth, monitor growth and advancement of the jaws in relation to the teeth. They are also used to determine possible concerns in between teeth and jaws and the temporomandibular joint or other bones of the face.
Intraoral X-Rays (X-ray movie is inside the mouth). Intraoral X-rays are the most common kind of dental X-ray taken. These X-rays offer a great deal of information and enable your dental specialist to discover cavities, inspect the health of the tooth root and bone surrounding the tooth, examine the status of developing teeth, and watch on the general health of your teeth and jawbone.
Experience an easier dental photography procedure with our minimal radiation X-rays. Contact our Lodi dental team today!

Get the smile you have always wanted, call Todd A. Franklin, D.D.S. (209) 334-4370