Everything You Need to Know About the Dental Imaging Techniques

Dental Imaging is a progressive form of X-rays used for diagnosing dental issues. X-rays typically uncover flaws in your teeth's structure and other dental problems. Dental imaging is used for studying cavities, dental infections, oral masses and bone loss.

Digital X-Rays

Among the most commonly used dental imaging techniques, digital X-rays are useful as they do not expose you to as much radiation as film X-rays tend to do. The imaging results help 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 Richmond Family Dentistry, call us at 765-966-3736 today!

Our dentist at Richmond Family Dentistry in Richmond, Indiana, is experienced in the use of these advanced imaging technologies. Call us for an appointment or come to our office today. Our dentist is here waiting for you and will answer any questions you may have.