Dental Imaging

When you go to our dentist, a great part of your first visit is spent taking tests and/or diagnosing any dental issues you may be having. Most cases, the kind where x ray are used to provide immediate results, this will make it easier for both our dentist and you to have a clear view of the problem and evaluate it accordingly.

There are multiple kinds of x rays at your disposal for dental imaging. In order to provide you with a great service, our dentist will take care of your needs, to make sure provide you with optimal results. 

Here are some x-ray and dental imaging methods that our dentist might make use of:

Digital X-Rays

Digital x-rays are suitable since they do not expose you to as much radiation as film x-rays. The imaging results assists our dentist in identifying any growths or abnormalities in the gums, teeth and enamel with ease.

The x-ray machine connects to a computer that showcases the image in no time of them being taken. This not only makes your visit to our clinic shorter, it also lets our dentist to view the results instantly instead of having to wait.

Intraoral Camera

The intraoral camera, is used when our dentist needs to take x-rays that shows the interior of your mouth as visibly as possible. In order to do this, the camera is largely focused on the inside of your mouth.

There are three different types of intraoral x-rays, the use of this x-ray will depend on the area of the mouth that is being x-rayed. These are following kinds of intraoral x-rays:

  • Periapical x-ray – This x-ray shows the entire tooth, from its starts at the jaw to the enamel. This is really important to identify any strange growths, abnormalities or changes which might be occurring at the root, near the gum, or even other bone structures.

  • Bitewing x-ray – Focuses on the enamel of the teeth, bitewing x-rays are vital for recognizing cavities and tooth decay which in some cases might occur even between the teeth. Tooth decay caused by gum diseases are also easy to identify with this type of x-ray. In some replacement or renewing of fillings, the bitewing x-ray can be used to identify the level of deterioration that has taken place.

  • Occlusal x-ray – This allows our dentist to have a bigger look at the placement and arch of all the teeth. This is essentially used to identify alignment difficulties and to fix them with the help of traditional braces or any other dental procedures.

Here you could see the most common types of intraoral x-rays, which are taken with the help of an intraoral camera. Our dentist makes sure to use the right x-ray based on the kind of dental problem you might be facing at the moment of your visit to our clinic.

Santa Cruz River Dentalin Tucsonhas a dedicated team of professionals on board to evaluate and treat all of your dental needs!

If you have any questions regarding our dental imaging services or would like to come to our facilities for a consultation and quote, do not hesitate and contact us today to schedule an appointment.