An initial visit to our dentist usually consists of oral tests and x-rays to identify your current dental condition. Originally, procedures during this visit took a long time and generally required more than one session. New digital x-ray technology, known as digital or dental imaging, allows our team to take advanced digital photos of your teeth and mouth to better analyze and diagnosis oral health problems as well as provide better dental care solutions. Learn more about the variety of techniques available at our dental office in Spring Hill, Florida, below.
A digital x-ray is 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 to produce faster, more advanced digital images of the teeth, gums and oral bone structure.
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 Nature Coast Dental Care, call us at 352-683-2283 today!
Modern dental imaging techniques ensure our patients at Nature Coast Dental Care are provided with the highest quality of care. If you have any questions regarding the systems used at our Spring Hill, Florida, dental office, contact our team directly at 352-683-2283.