Dental Imaging and X-ray Methods

When seeing our dentist, the visit will mostly consist of tests and evaluating dental issues that you may be experiencing. In most cases, the type of x ray used can deliver instant results, making it convenient for our dentist to identify the problem and determine a treatment. There are different types of x rays available for dental imaging. 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.

Digital X Rays and Your Oral Health

Digital x-rays are among the most commonly used dental imaging techniques. They are useful and safe, as they do not expose you to as much radiation as film x-rays tend to do. The imaging results helps our dentist identify any growths or abnormalities in the gums, teeth and enamel with efficiency.

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 The Lakes Dental Care, call us at 734-879-1903 today!

Identifying the issues is a priority for our dentist to further decide the course of the required dental treatment. A good oral health has a great impact on your overall health. The Lakes Dental Care in Belleville,MI, has a dedicated team of professionals on board to assess and treat all of your dental needs.