Dental Imaging Techniques
During your first visit to MyStonebridgeDentist.com, our dentist will perform oral tests to identify any issues regarding your dental health. Many times, an x-ray is used to get immediate results, which helps to identify any problems and suggest treatment. Now, there are advanced x-ray imaging procedures that provide our dentist with sharper, more precise digital images of your teeth. Learn about the variety of techniques and dental imaging tools used at our McKinney, Texas, office, below.
Among the most commonly used dental imaging techniques, digital x-rays are useful as they do not expose patients to as much radiation as traditional film x-rays. The imaging results helps our dentist identify any growths or abnormalities in the gums, teeth and enamel with ease.
To obtain the results, the x-ray machine connects to a computer that displays images within minutes of being taken. This quick turnaround not only shortens your dental appointment but 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 MyStonebridgeDentist.com, call us at 972-369-1474 today!
Determining the right dental treatment procedure requires proper oral analysis from an expert. MyStonebridgeDentist.com of McKinney, Texas, has a dedicated dentist and team of professionals on board to evaluate and treat all of your dental needs! If you have any questions about our dental imaging services or would like to visit our office for a consultation and quote, contact us today at 972-369-1474.