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.
Another common dental x-ray, the intraoral camera, is used when our dentist needs to take x-rays to see the interior of your mouth as clearly as possible. In this case, the camera is largely focused on the inside of your mouth.
This device provides comprehensive images of the internal structures of the mouth clearly and with improved visibility. Some advantages of intraoral Camera include:
- More visibility to our patients that makes them more responsive to recommended treatments
- A time-saving technique that helps in taking multiple images at once with single button capturing feasibility, unlike other techniques which require clicking on computer screens.
- Ergonomically designed hand-pieces and can obtain high-quality images and can be plugged into a USB port to export images.
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.