Types of Dental Imaging Techniques

There are many different types of x-rays available for dental imaging. Our dentist evaluates your condition to provide you with the best treatment. Some x-ray tools are more suitable than others based on the symptoms you have. Below, we have prepared a guide about the x-ray and dental imaging tools that Dental Care of Sapulpa offers.

Initial sessions with our dentists may involve evaluation, testing and diagnosing dental issues that you may be experiencing. In many cases, the type of x-ray used can deliver instant results, making it convenient for our dentists to identify the problem and determine the right treatment for you.

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 dentists identify any growths or abnormalities in the gums, teeth and enamel.

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 dentists to view the results immediately, instead of needing to wait hours or days.

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 Dental Care of Sapulpa, call us at 918-216-4300 today!

Good oral health has a great impact on your overall health. Identifying the issue is the first step for our team to decide on the proper treatment. Dental Care of Sapulpa in Sapulpa, has a dedicated team of professionals on board to evaluate and correct all of your dental needs. If you have any questions regarding our dental imaging services or would like to come in for a consultation, contact us today at 918-216-4300 to coordinate a visit.