About Digital X-rays
At Allred Dental of San Marcos, CA, it is our goal to detect dental problems early so that less invasive treatment options can be the norm for patients. That is why Dr. Jeffrey Allred uses digital x-rays to see beyond the exterior of the teeth and gums to find dental problems, such as tooth decay and cavities, bone loss, tooth impaction, cysts, and abscesses. With digital x-rays, Dr. Allred can study your teeth and the soft tissues and bones of your mouth to evaluate what treatment options may be available to you.
"I had such a wonderful experience at Allred dental. Dr. Allred and his staff are super friendly and attentive they made me feel totally relaxed which is pretty rare for being at a dentist office. I was actually a little nervous going in for my procedure because I was scared it was going to be painful. In the contrary I felt no pain and they were finished before I knew it. It was great!! I would highly recommend Allred dental to anyone needing dental services."- C.C. / Google / Aug 21, 2017
"From the time the receptionist answered the phone to the time I walked out the door, I was treated very professionally from the entire staff at Allred Dental. You can expect a friendly voice from Ellen when you call to make your appointment and when you walk in the door. After a very thorough photo session of my teeth, the dental assistant walked me through a tour of my mouth asking me a lot of questions and telling me what was going on with my teeth. When Dr Allred came in, a thorough recap in her findings was presented to him and me. From there he checked himself, agreed with everything she said and had a couple additional points. Then on to my cleaning which was a breeze. They really take care to insure your comfort. Great dental experience."- A.N. / Yelp / Aug 07, 2018
"Dr. Allred and his team are very friendly, honest, and skilled at what they do. They are also clearly up to date with the latest technology. I would highly recommend them!"- K.M. / Facebook / Jul 25, 2018
"Samantha was a delight to talk to and I love this office, clean and everyone is so friendly! It was easy to get in and be seen, will be going again for sure even if it's a bit of a drive! Worth it! Thank you Samantha for putting my mind at ease before I even walked through the door!"- M.P. / Facebook / Jul 25, 2018
"Dr Allred is an outstanding, detail oriented, talented and super kind dentist and person. He is up to date on the latest and greatest, and his staff is super friendly and knowledgeable. Just awesome!!"- D.S. / Google / Jul 20, 2018
What to Expect
After your teeth are cleaned and polished, we will take you to the room dedicated to our radiographs. Getting digital x-rays at Allred Dental is simple and fast. Even our youngest patients know that getting x-rays at our office is nothing to worry about during their appointments. The entire x-ray session usually takes about 5 – 10 minutes. Once taken, the x-rays are uploaded and can be examined during your appointment in a matter of minutes.
Most patients will have a series of digital x-rays taken, including:
- Panoramic view of the entire mouth — all teeth, the jaws, and sinuses
- Periapical views to show the entire length of a tooth
- Bite-wing images of the lower and upper back teeth
- Occlusal view (images of the bite), if needed
We still protect our patients from radiation exposure even though the digital x-ray produces much less radiation than traditional x-rays of the past. Our patients are asked to wear a lead apron as an added precaution. Patients, or mothers of our patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding, should take extra care while around this room and make sure to tell one of our team members if you are with child. We want to protect all of our patients from radiation exposure, no matter how small.
Many dental insurance plans cover your digital x-rays as a part of preventative dentistry. Keep in mind that digital x-rays at our office vary in price, and can range from $25 – $150 for one image or in the range of $250 for a full-mouth series. Our financial coordinator can contact your insurance to determine any out-of-pocket costs.
Plan Your Procedure
The Whole Picture
Schedule your appointment with Allred Dental today, and we will provide you with all the information needed to have digital x-rays taken at your dental examination. We can diagnose your dental problems with ease as the image is instantly populated on a computer screen. At your appointment, you deserve to see the whole picture! Digital x-rays can help us customize your treatment plan and provide you with the precise care you need to keep that smile gorgeous.