What You Need to Know About Dental Imaging

When visiting the dentist, the visit, as a rule, includes testing and evaluating dental issues that you may be experiencing. To detect and diagnose any type of problem, dentists use dental imaging technology. Dental Imaging is the modern dental technology used to obtain radiographies of your teeth and mouth. Our dentist evaluates your needs to provide you with best possible outcome. Some x ray techniques are more suitable than others based on your symptoms. Dental imaging will also help monitor the progress of your treatment and your overall oral condition. Call or visit us today!

Digital X Rays

Digital X-rays are one of the most important advancements in dentistry. The technology replaces the concept of traditional films used in conventional X-rays with advanced electronic sensors. Some great benefits of digital X-rays include less exposure to radiation, more accurate diagnosis and reducing the use of waste materials or harsh chemicals.

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 Thunder Mountain Dentistry, call us at 928-763-9803 today!

Identifying the issues is a priority for our dentist to further decide the course of the required dental treatment to correct the problem. A good oral health has a great impact on your overall health. Thunder Mountain Dentistry in Bullhead City-AZ, has a dedicated team of professionals on board to assess and treat all of your dental needs.