Everything You Need To Know About Dental Imaging

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, on the other hand, is used for studying cavities, dental infections, oral masses and bone loss.

Digital X-Rays

Digital x-rays have become one of the greatest advancements in the dental field. Taking x-rays digitally is very convenient. Digital x-rays produce more accurate and reliable results than ever before. This process is safer for the patients as it does not expose them to as much radiation as traditional x-rays do. Plus, taking digital x-rays is quicker because the device is attached to a computer and the images show on the screen as they are being produced.

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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 Lakeview Pointe Dentistry, call us at 405-372-7051 today!

Our dentist at Lakeview Pointe Dentistry in Stillwater, Oklahoma is experienced in the use of these advanced imaging techniques. Call us at 405-372-7051 for an appointment or come to our office today. Our dentist is here waiting for you and will answer any questions you may have.