All You Should Know About Dental Imaging

Technological advancements have empowered the process of dental imaging, enabling dentists to obtain a better analysis of bone structures for identifying oral issues. Our dentist has adopted these new x-ray tools and techniques that ensure a quicker, more productive dental appointment.

In this article, we will identify several different techniques of dental imaging which are now used within our office to save time and resources. If you are curious to learn more about these procedures, continue reading!

Digital X-Rays

Among the most commonly used dental imaging techniques, digital x-rays are useful as they do not expose you to as much radiation as film x-rays tend to do. The imaging results helps our dentist identify any growths or abnormalities in the gums, teeth and enamel with ease. You can expect:

  • Less exposure to radiations, unlike traditional versions

  • An accurate diagnosis more efficiently

  • A reduction in wasted materials or harsh chemicals

  • Less time-consumption and immediate results

  • Better imaging results, enabling the dentist to figure out abnormalities in teeth, gums or enamel instantly

The x-ray machine is connected to a computer that immediately displays the image taken. This not only makes your dental appointment shorter,but also permits the dentist to view and analyze the results immediately.

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 Lifetime Dentistry at Short Pump, call us at 804-360-8890 today!

Advanced dental imaging techniques have allowed tremendous advancement in the field of dentistry that not only saves time, but also providing excellent and accurate results.

If you are looking for a great dentist experienced in dental imaging technology, then head over toLifetime Dentistry at Short Pump in Richmond, Virginia.
We offer a great team and a professional team! Call us at 804-360-8890 for an appointment or come to our office today!