Dental Imaging Techniques

Adequate diagnosis is necessary to obtain an effective solution to your health problems. This sentiment applies to any field and is certainly a requirement when treating oral issues. For this reason, our dentist at Southlake Dental Care offers a range of diagnostic options that may be used to evaluate your particular condition. In many cases, a recommended process will be one of the various dental imaging techniques available at our office in St. Johns, Florida. Learn more, below.

Digital X-Rays

Digital x-rays produce images quickly as the x-ray machine is connected to a computer. This makes it is easier to address the problem quickly since our dentist can view the images within minutes of being taken. The imaging results help our dentist identify any growths or abnormalities in the gums, teeth and enamel with ease.

There are also advantages for you too. You will spend less time on the first steps of diagnosis because it is not necessary to wait hours or days to obtain the dental image. In addition, they do not expose you to as much radiation as film x-rays.  

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 Southlake Dental Care, call us at 904-217-7202 today!

Our team at Southlake Dental Care strives to offer the most effective diagnostic equipment and processes to ensure your oral health. Please contact us if you have questions or simply want to obtain more information regarding our dental imaging services and other procedures available at our dentist`s office. You can call us at 904-217-7202 to schedule an appointment or visit our location in St. Johns, Florida. Our dentist and staff can clarify information and answer any questions.