In the past, x-rays and other dental imaging processes were inefficient, resulting in lengthy appointments and even longer waiting periods to get results. With recent advancements in dental imaging, however, our dentist has tools and technology that make for a much more efficient appointment and ensure faster and more accurate diagnoses.
Digita x-rays are preferred over traditional films because they minimize radiation exposure and allow our dentist to identify and diagnose decay, disease and other abnormalities with greater accuracy. The x-ray machine is connected to a computer that almost instantly displays the images after being taken. This means our dentist can review them and discuss the results with you immediately--no waiting!Read more about Digital X-Rays
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 at Hunters Creek, call us at 407-745-4188 today!
Advanced dental imaging techniques like digital x-rays ensures greater precision and accuracy in the identification of dental health issues and more efficient treatment planning. To learn more about the dental imaging technology used by our dentist, call our office at 407-745-4188 today.