What You Must Know About Dental Imaging
When it comes to dental imaging, our dentist is implementing new tools and techniques offered by the modernization of technology making the process more efficient and effective.
On your first visit, most of the time will be spent on diagnosing the root cause of your dental problem. This will involve running some quick tests and getting an X-ray. In the past, this was a time consuming process which occasionally required multiple visits.
Dental imaging enables our dentist to view your dental anatomy from wider and different angles. This tremendous advancement in the field of dentistry is not only time saving but also provides excellent and accurate results.
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 helps our dentist identify any growths or abnormalities in the gums, teeth and enamel with efficiency.
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 Regal Valley Dental Care, call us at 765-746-6166 today!
Advanced techniques of dental imaging have empowered us to obtain more reliable results in less time. For those who are looking for an expert dentist for dental imaging, you must visit us at Regal Valley Dental Care in Lafayette, IN.
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