Digital X-Rays in Eagle River

At Alpine Family Dentistry in Eagle River, AK, we use digital x-rays to help diagnose and treat your dental problems. When it comes to evaluating your oral health, x-rays are a valuable tool. With x-rays of your teeth, your dentist can see what’s below the surface, getting a full picture of your oral health.

Why Are X-Rays Important?dentist and hygienist looking at children's xray

Dental x-rays let your dentist look into areas they would not be able to see otherwise, like inside your teeth. Without dental x-rays, your dentist won’t be able to evaluate or treat your oral health as well as they could with the complete view that x-rays offer.

Dental problems often found on dental x-rays include:

  • Tooth decay in hidden areas, like between your teeth or under a filling
  • Jaw bone issues
  • Tooth position, which becomes important when planning for braces, dentures, or other dental wear
  • Tooth abscesses
  • Broken roots
  • Infection
  • Hidden tartar

If you haven’t had an x-ray in a while, your dentist may recommend a panoramic x-ray so he or she can get a better idea of your overall oral health.

Types of X-Rays

In our dental office, Dr. Brett Kocherhans and his dental team use digital x-rays during your appointments to provide you with the most thorough exam possible.

During your first appointment, our dental team will take panoramic x-rays of your teeth. With panoramic x-rays, the x-ray machine rotates all the way around your head, giving your dentist a full view of your dental situation. Panoramic x-rays are fast and easy for patients. You simply have to stand or sit still while the machine circles your head and creates the x-ray images.

Panoramic x-rays are a great way for your dentist to look for any pathology in your tooth or bone.

If Dr. Brett notices any dental issues on your x-rays, he will show the issues to you and discuss possible treatment options.

dentist looking at digital dental xrays on a computerThe Latest in X-Ray Technology

Our log cabin dental office is warm and welcoming, and we hope you will feel at home when you visit us for your appointment. Inside our log walls, your dental health will be evaluated and treated using advanced, modern dental technologies, like the NOMAD Handheld X-Ray System.

The NOMAD Handheld X-Ray System is faster and more comfortable for you than traditional digital x-rays. With NOMAD x-rays, you will not have to bite down on a sensor for as long as you do with other digital x-ray methods to create high-quality radiographs. This handheld x-ray system makes your x-rays quick and easy for both you and your dental team.

Dental X-Rays in Eagle River, AK

As a family dentist in Eagle River, AK, Dr. Brett and his knowledgeable dental team will give you a thorough oral exam complete with digital x-rays. Digital x-rays are an important part of your dental exam, and we are pleased to provide an advanced x-ray system for your comfort.

Reach out to our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Brett. At Alpine Family Dentistry, we are here to help you with all your dental needs. We serve the communities of Eagle River, Anchorage, Peter’s Creek, and Chugiak.