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 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.
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 Santa Cruz River Dental, call us at 520-547-2328 today!
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