Dental imaging has come a long way over the years, and is a valuable part of diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs. We choose carefully which and when radiographs are taken, and follow strict guidelines. Our office utilizes digital imaging, which not only offers more precision than traditional radiographs, but also reduces exposure time to about 50 percent less.
We are very proud that we have the ability to take CBCT scans in the office. This means we can get a 3-dimensional image that aides in the diagnosis of problems not seen on traditional x-rays, planning dental implant placement, or even accessing a tooth for a root canal.
Our office utilizes intraoral camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera – in some cases, just a few millimeters long. An intraoral camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth, and gums, in order for us to accurately make a diagnosis. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you!
Intraoral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies. Many patients, especially younger patients, are very familiar with the latest technology and are comfortable with the high tech practice. Computers and TV screens are their primary method of information processing.
We are proud to offer our patients the latest in advanced imaging technology. Call to schedule an appointment today!