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 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.
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.
For more information on the intraoral camera at Smiles for Life, call us at 407-812-7499 today!
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