Everything There Is to Know About Dental Imaging

Dental imaging is utilized to learn about the presence of cavities, dental infections and oral masses. At The Dentist Place, our dentist utilizes a variety of imaging techniques to ensure our patients receive the most thorough diagnosis. Take a moment to learn more about these styles, below. 

Digital X Rays

Digital x-rays are particularly beneficial as they do not expose patients to as much radiation as film x-rays tend to do. The imaging results help our dentist identify any growths or abnormalities in the gums, teeth and enamel with ease. 

To achieve the desired results, the x-ray machine is connected to a computer that showcases the image within minutes of them being taken. This quick turnaround makes your dental appointment shorter and allows our dentist to view the results immediately instead of having to wait hours or days.

Intraoral Camera

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 The Dentist Place, call us at 352-596-8988 today!

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If you have any questions regarding the dental imaging techniques utilized at The Dentist Place, contact our office in Brooksville, Florida, by calling 352-596-8988. Our team is happy to address your concerns and provide more information on the systems we use.