Dental Imaging Techniques
When you first visit the dentist, the majority of your appointment will consist of taking tests and diagnosing any dental issues you may be experiencing. In many cases, the type of x-ray used can provide immediate results. This makes it easier for you and our dentist to understand the problem and assess it accordingly. With Digital X-rays, advanced dental imaging tools, the dentist can produce sharper images of your teeth and other oral structures to better analyze and diagnose any dental problem, as well as accurately treat them.
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 ease.
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 MyHighlandVillageDentist.com, call us at 972-317-2800 today!
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