Dental Imaging is the modern dental technology used to obtain radiographies of your teeth and mouth. This is an important step to detect and then diagnose any issue.
When visiting our dentist, the visit will entail taking tests and evaluating dental issues that you may be experiencing. Our dentist evaluates your needs to provide you with best possible treatment. Some x-ray techniques are more adequate than others based on the symptoms you have. In most cases, the type of x-ray used can deliver instant results, making it convenient for the dentist to identify the problem and determine a treatment. Follow up sessions also involve dental imaging as a form of monitoring your oral condition.
Digital X-rays are one of the most important advancements in dentistry. Unlike traditional X-rays, digital X-rays use less radiation. This technology replaces conventional X-rays, reducing the use of film, harsh chemicals and waste materials used to capture the images. The x-ray machine is connected to a computer that showcases the image within minutes of them being taken. This not only makes your dental appointment shorter, it also allows our dentist to view the results immediately instead of having to wait hours or days. They also make it easier for our dentist to accurately and efficiently reach a diagnosis as their processing time is faster, providing 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 Inner Harbor Dental Associates, call us at 410-528-0300 today!
Detecting the issue is a priority for our dentist to diagnose and further decide the course of the required dental treatment to correct the problem. Good oral health has a great impact on your overall health. Inner Harbor Dental Associates in Baltimore, , has a dedicated team of professionals on board to assess and treat all of your dental needs.