Everything About Dental Imaging

The initial visit at the dentist is mostly incorporated with the diagnosis of the major dental issues and their causes. The Digital X-ray happens to be the one of quick methods to get the test results. Previously all this required a lot of time and more than one visit. Discover for yourself the benefits of this technology.

Digital x-rays

Digital x-rays provide one of the most important advancements in the field. The technology replaces traditional film x-rays with advanced electronic sensors. As a tool, the digital x-ray is a highly-valued resource and it is now one of the most accepted methods of digital imaging.

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 Tracy Orchard Dental Care, call us at 209-836-7100 today!

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