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 dental imaging tool used to obtain clear images of the interior of your mouth. Some advantages of the intraoral camera include:
- Ergonomically designed hand-pieces to obtain high-quality images without compromising patient comfort
- Single-button capturing feasibility for greater accuracy and efficiency
- USB port compatibility to easily export images for viewing on computer monitors
- Greater visibility for patients, making it easier to understand the need for treatment
In a nutshell, the intraoral camera takes images from different angles of the inside of the mouth, reducing the risk of a misdiagnosis. Moreover, there are three different types of intraoral x-rays that our dentist can obtain using these cameras: occlusal, periapical and bite wing.
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.