Dental imaging is an innovative technique that is solely based on the magnitude of radiation penetrating through your dental structure. These radiations hit the film and produce an image that assists our dentist in identifying the root cause of a dental issue or pain in teeth. X rays generally reveal the defects in your dental structure and various other problems with your teeth. On the other hand, dental imaging is used to learn about the presence of cavities, dental infections and oral masses that can be either harmless or threatening. Dental imaging is also used to study bone loss in a patient.
At Neibauer Dental Care in LaPlata, Maryland, we utilize a variety of dental imaging techniques to ensure our patients receive the most informed diagnosis. Take a closer look at these tools, below.
Offering superior resolution with less radiation exposure, digital radiography at your LaPlata dentist is an excellent way to help diagnose oral problems. Digital X-rays not only use 90% less radiation than traditional film X-rays but are also much less time-consuming.
Using a small radiographic camera that is only slightly larger than a pen, we capture images of each tooth. This technology eliminates the need for developing or chemical processing of the images. Instead, they appear instantly on a computer screen as each scan is complete. By shifting the angle of the imaging wand only slightly, the dentist can capture every surface of every tooth.Read more about Digital X-ray
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 Neibauer Dental Care, call us at 301-934-4357 today!
Identifying the issue is the first step for our dentist at Neibauer Dental Care to further decide on the proper treatment. We have a dedicated team of professionals on board to evaluate and correct all of your dental needs through the use of varying tools and systems, including dental imaging. If you have any questions regarding our dental imaging services or would like to come in for a consultation and quote, contact us today by calling our LaPlata, Maryland, office at 301-934-4357.