Dental Imaging Techniques
When you schedule an appointment with our dentist for digital imaging, our dentist will assess and diagnose the current state of your oral health. In many cases, digital imaging delivers instant results, making it convenient for you and our dentist.
There are different types of x-rays available for dental imaging. Our dentist considers your needs to provide you with best possible outcome. Few x-ray techniques tend to be more reasonable than others based on the symptoms you're experiencing.
Here are a few x-ray and dental imaging techniques that our dentist might use:
Among the most commonly used dental imaging techniques, digital x-rays are useful because they do not expose you to as much radiation as film x-rays often 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 displays the image minutes after they are taken. This not only makes your dental appointment shorter, it also allows our dentist to view the results immediately, instead of needing 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 Apalachee Family Dental, call us at 678-407-2757 today!
If you have any questions aboutour dental imaging services or would like to come in for a consultation and quote, contact us today at 678-407-2757 to schedule an appointment.