Dental Imaging Techniques

When you visit our dentist for the first time, most of that initial visit is spent evaluating your mouth and taking dental images in order to diagnose any dental issues you may be experiencing. Some  x-ray procedures will be more feasible than others depending on the symptoms you have. In many cases, the kind of x-ray used can provide immediate results, which makes it easier for both our dentist and you to understand the problem and assess it accordingly. Our dentist takes your needs in consideration to provide the best results possible.

Digital X-Rays

Digital X-rays are an important advancement in denal sciences. Taking x-rays digitally is more convenient and produces more accurate, reliable results than before. This process is safer for the patients and quicker than traditional x-rays. Moreover, digital x-ray is quicker because the device is attached to a computer and shows the x-ray on screen immediately.

Intraoral Camera

The intraoral camera creates extremely high-resolution images (both stills and video) of the surface of the mouth. Intraoral cameras are housed in a small, wand-like device that your dentist can easily position to get the best possible view of your gums and teeth. The intraoral camera instantly produces images that reveal problems that would normally not be visible to the naked eye. Your dentist can easily spot problems such as tiny fractures in your teeth’s enamel, potential gum damage, or the kind of plaque build-up that leads to decay, cavities, and the need for more complex repair. However, since your dentist can now see your mouth in unprecedented detail, the use of an intraoral camera can help stop problems before they fully develop. This saves you time, money and discomfort.

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