What You Should Know About Dental imaging

Your initial visit to our dentist will mostly be used for some quick tests to identify your prevailing dental condition and its cause. Previously, this was a lengthy process that required more than one visit. With advances in modern technology, our dentist has adopted the latest trends and techniques shown to be more beneficial than traditional practices.

Digital x-Rays

Digital x-ray is one of the vital advancements in dentistry and has become one of the most adopted methods of digital imaging. It replaces the traditional film used in conventional x-ray with advanced electronic sensors.

Some benefits:

  • Digital x-ray causes less exposure to radiation than traditional X-rays.

  • Enables our dentist to make an accurate diagnosis more efficiently.

  • Reduces the use of waste materials or harsh chemicals.

  • Less time-consuming and provides immediate results.

  • Better imaging results, enabling our dentist to instantly discover irregularities in teeth, gums or enamel.

  • The image can be adjusted (contrast or brightness) as needed through simple processing techniques.

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 Greensburg Dental Care, call us at 878-295-8948 today!

If you are searching for the right dental imaging option for you, our dentist wants to help. Call us today to schedule your appointment, or simply drop by Greensburg Dental Care in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. We are ready to make you smile!