Our Dental Imaging Procedures
When seeing our dentist, the visit usually involves testing and evaluating dental issues that you may be experiencing. To detect and diagnose any type of problem, our dentist at Milton Family Dental Care uses dental imaging technology. Learn more about the systems and techniques used, below.
Digital X-Rays Treatments
Digital X-rays are one of the most important advancements in dentistry. This technology replaces conventional X-rays, reducing the use of film, harsh chemicals and waste materials used to capture the images. Unlike traditional X-rays, digital X-rays use less radiation. They also make it easier for our dentist to accurately and efficiently reach a diagnosis as their processing time is faster and provides immediate results.
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 Milton Family Dental Care, call us at 678-691-2900 today!
At Milton Family Dental Care in Milton, Georgia, we provide these dental imaging methods to correctly diagnose any dental issues you may be experiencing. Please contact our Milton, Georgia, at 678-691-2900 today to inquire about these services during your consultation. Don’t hesitate to ask us if you have any questions or concerns about your oral health.