Different Techniques in Dental Imaging
Our dental practice uses various techniques to precisely diagnose any dental issues that you may present. We use these techniques to offer you treatments that will take care of your condition or to verify that our plan has worked. Dental imaging provides our dentist with insight into your oral health and has proven to be very useful for our dental practice. The following are the dental imaging techniques we offer at Suffolk Complete Dental Care in Suffolk, Virginia.
Digital x rays
Among the most commonly used dental imaging techniques, digital x-rays are useful as they do not expose you to as much radiation as film x-rays tend to do. The imaging results helps our dentist identify any growths or abnormalities in the gums, teeth and enamel with efficiency.
The x-ray machine is connected to a computer that showcases the image within minutes of them being taken. This not only makes your dental appointment shorter, it also allows our dentist to view the results immediately instead of having to wait hours or days.
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 Suffolk Complete Dental Care, call us at 757-967-0889 today!
Suffolk Complete Dental Care in Suffolk, Virginia, is happy to use these dental imaging techniques to better service you and your oral health needs. Contact us at 757-967-0889 to schedule an appointment with our dentist at your convenience. Our staff is available to answer any inquiries you may have.