All You Want to Know About Dental Imaging

Using modern technology, our dentist is implementing new tools and techniques for dental imaging, making dental procedures quicker and effective. In the past, during your initial visit, a lot of time was spent running tests and getting an x-ray. Now, our team is able to work faster and with more accuracy for your oral needs.

Digital X-rays

Digital X-ray are another important advancements in dentistry. This new technology replaces the concept of traditional films used in conventional X-rays with advanced electronic sensors. The benefits of the digital X-ray include less exposure to radiations than traditional X-rays and a more accurate diagnosis.

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 Turtle Creek Dental Care, call us at 601-264-0333 today!

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