What You Need to Know About Dental Imaging
X-rays happen to be one of the quickest methods to receiving quick, effective results. Thanks to technological progress, our office offers a variety of tools and techniques that are considered to be more effective and efficient than traditional counterparts. With these tools, our team is able to diagnose and treat any irregular symptoms or oral discomfort you may be experiencing in a timely manner.
Digital x-rays assist our dentist in identifying any growths or abnormalities in your gums and teeth. This method of dental imaging contains less exposure to radiation than traditional film x-rays, as they are completely safe. Digital x-rays immediately show images to our dental team in a matter of seconds, which are then used for analysis and diagnosis.
An intraoral camera is a small video camera that takes an image of the outside of the gum or tooth. The intraoral camera resembles an oversized pen. While simultaneously viewing a monitor, the dentist inserts the camera into a patient's mouth and gently shifts it about so that images can be taken from a variety of angles.
The intraoral camera is extremely helpful in diagnosing dental conditions such as tooth decay and cracked teeth and in educating the patient. Since the intraoral camera is used in tandem with a computer screen or television monitor, your dentist can easily show you, in real-time, if you have a fractured tooth or need gum disease treatment. A picture is worth a thousand words!
Time-savings that come with the intraoral camera are especially noticeable when your dentist needs to take several images at one time. Intraoral camera images are easy to re-take, print and duplicate. Printouts can be sent to dental insurance companies to strengthen claims. In fact, these images are so useful that some insurance companies now accept images via e-mail; the reduced paper trail cuts down on claim-processing time and is an environmentally friendly option as well.
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