Learning About Dental Imaging
Dental imaging is a highly effective tool for finding cavities, dental infections, oral masses and even bone loss in a patient, without the hassle of traditional X-rays.
Digital X-rays are one of the most important advancements in dentistry. This technology replaces traditional film used in conventional X-rays with advanced digital sensors.
Here are some great benefits of digital X-rays:
It enables our dentist to make an accurate diagnosis more efficiently, because digital X-rays offer better imaging results, enabling our dentist to see abnormalities in teeth, gums or enamel instantly.
It is less time-consuming and provides immediate results, and the technique is comfortable to patients.
Unlike traditional X-rays, digital X-rays have no exposure to radiation.
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 Picayune Dental Clinic, call us at 601-798-8207 today!
Our staff is dedicated to answering any questions you may have regarding our services. Take control of your oral health today. If you would like to come in for a consultation, and quote, contact us at601-798-8207 today to schedule an appointment.