Dental Imaging Technology
Dental imaging is a contemporary technique that is based on the magnitude of radiation penetrating through your dental structure. These radiations hit the film and produce an image that assists your dentist in identifying the root cause of a dental issue or pain in teeth.
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Among the most commonly used dental imaging techniques, digital x-rays are useful as they do not expose you to as much radiation as traditional x-rays tend to do. The imaging results help your dentist to identify any growths or abnormalities in the gums, teeth and enamel with ease.
The x-ray machine is connected to a computer that shows the image within minutes of it being taken. This not only makes your dental appointment shorter, it also allows your 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 Crosswater Dental Care, call us at 904-686-1400 today!
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If you have any questions regarding our dental imaging services or would like to come in for a consultation and quote, contact us today at 904-686-1400 to schedule an appointment.