Dentistry doesn’t have to be a difficult or uncomfortable process like it may have been in the past. With the help of advanced technology, including digital x-ray machines, intraoral cameras, and our highly advanced CT/Cone Beam Scanner, getting the most detailed diagnosis is possible. The better your diagnosis, the more effectively we can provide treatment that ensures long-term oral health. Keep reading to learn more about our office’s technology and how they can enhance your next visit!
Do you wish you could see exactly what your dentists sees during your exam, cleaning or other treatment? Have you ever been skeptical of needing a certain treatment until you’ve seen the problem area yourself? With the help of intraoral cameras, giving you a front-row seat to the current state of your oral health is easy and accessible. These handheld devices are tipped with small cameras capable of taking high resolution photos of your teeth, gums and oral structures.
X-rays are a crucial part of diagnostics, whether it’s in dentistry or another medical field. Traditional X-rays would take large periods of time to develop properly and emitted unnecessary amounts of radiation onto patients. With digital X-rays, not only is the process of capturing detailed X-rays nearly instant, but radiation exposure is reduced by up to 80 percent! Of course, we’ll always take the precautions necessary to ensure your safety during your X-ray scan.
In some cases, such as when you need a dental implant placed, a two-dimensional x-ray machine is not enough. In these circumstances, we can use a cone beam scanner to capture highly-detailed, 3D images of your entire jaw, not just your teeth and gums. This allows us to confirm the locations of sensitive areas when planning treatments, including nerves, blood vessels and soft tissue. The process only takes about a minute to complete and provides us with the information we need to ensure the most successful treatment.