Types of Dental Imaging Techniques We Use
There are many factors that determine the frequency and style of teeth cleaning treatments you need. Depending on the current state of your oral health, our dentist will determine how often you should schedule an appointment.
Regular teeth cleanings are vital to maintaining optimal oral health, so schedule your comprehensive exam today at Dental Care of Shelbyville in Shelbyville, Indiana Our dentist and staff are ready to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile! Contact our dentist office today at 317-604-5275 to arrange your appointment or learn more about the process.
A cephalometric X-ray, or ceph X-ray, is a diagnostic radiograph used primarily for orthodontic treatment planning. Ceph X-Rays are extraoral, so patients do not have to insert any sort of trays, bitewings or films into the mouth. They are also safe, fast, painless and extremely effective.Read more about Ceph X-Ray
Among the most commonly used dental imaging techniques, digital X-Rays are especially valuable because they don't expose you to as much radiation as film X-Rays. The resulting images aid our dentist in identifying any growths or abnormalities in the gums, teeth and enamel with efficiency.
The digital X-Ray machine is connected to a computer that displays the image minutes after it is taken. This process is not only convenient, but it also allows our dentist to view the results immediately instead of having 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 Dental Care of Shelbyville, call us at 317-604-5275 today!
At Dental Care of Shelbyville in Shelbyville, Indiana, we utilize a variety of dental imaging technologies to ensure each patient receives the treatments they need. Take the first step in achieving your dental goals today by calling 317-604-5275. Our dentist and team are here to schedule your appointment, answer your questions and address any concerns.