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

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.
 

Intraoral Camera

Another common dental x-ray, the intraoral camera, is used when our dentist needs to take x-rays to see the interior of your mouth as clearly as possible. In this case, the camera is largely focused on the inside of your mouth.

There are three different types of intraoral x-rays that are used based on the area of the mouth that is being x-rayed. The following are the kinds of intraoral x-rays:

  • Occlusal x-ray – This allows for a bigger look at the placement and arch of all the teeth. This is largely used to identify alignment problems and to fix them with the help of braces or other dental procedures.

  • Periapical x-ray – This x-ray reveals the entire tooth, from where it starts at the jaw to the enamel. This is important to identify any unusual growths, abnormalities or changes which might be occurring at the root, near the gum, or even other bone structures.

  • Bitewing x-ray – Focusing on the enamel of the teeth, bitewing x-rays are essential for identifying cavities and tooth decay which might occur even between the teeth. Tooth decay caused by gum diseases are also easy to identify with this tool. Sometimes for replacement or renewing of fillings, the bitewing x-ray can be used to identify the level of deterioration that has taken place.

These are the most common types of intraoral x-rays which are taken with the help of an intraoral camera. Our dentist makes use of any of these based on the kind of dental problem you are facing.

Identifying the issue is the first for our dentist to evaluate and suggest the required dental treatments in order to correct the problem.

Picayune Dental Clinic in Picayune,has a dedicated team of professionals on board to assess and treat all of your dental needs.

Our staff is dedicated to answering any questions you may have regarding our services. Take control of your oral health today and allow us to assist you on this journey. If you would like to come in for a consultation, and quote, contact us at601-798-8207  today to schedule an appointment.

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.