Techniques in Dental Imaging
When visiting Devine Dental Care, you will undergo an evaluation and testing to identify dental issues that you may be experiencing. In most cases, the type of X-ray used can deliver instant results, making it convenient for the dentist to identify the problem and determine a treatment.
Dental imaging is an advanced procedure that depends on the extent of radiation penetrating through the patient’s dental structures. There are different types of X-rays available for dental imaging. Our dentist evaluates your needs to provide you with best possible outcome. Dental imaging is a great tool to learn about the presence of cavities, dental infections and other oral issues in a patient. Traditional X-rays generally reveal the issues in your dental structure and various other problems with your teeth.
A cephalometric X-ray, or ceph X-ray, is a diagnostic radiograph used primarily for orthodontic treatment planning. Ceph X-Rays are extraoral, so patients do not have to insert any sort of trays, bitewings or films into the mouth. They are also safe, fast, painless and extremely effective.Read more about Ceph X-Ray
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 help our dentist identify any growths or abnormalities in the gums, teeth and enamel with ease.
The X-ray machine is connected to a computer that showcases the image within minutes of 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 Devine Dental Care, call us at 830-663-4401 today!
If you have any questions regarding our dental imaging services or would like to come in for a consultation and quote, contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Identifying the issue is the first step for our dentist to evaluate and suggest the required dental treatments in order to correct the problem. Devine Dental Care in Devine, , has a dedicated team of professionals on board to assess and treat all of your dental needs.