Different Dental Imaging Techniques
When you first visit our practice, it is likely that our dentist will spend the majority of your visit running tests. This is so our dentist can verify if you are suffering from any dental issue and how the quickest form of solving will be.
X-rays generally reveal the defects in your dental structure and various other problems with your teeth. It is also utilized 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.
Dental imaging is an advanced procedure that entirely depends on the extent of radiation penetrating through the patient’s dental structures. This radiation hits the film and strikes an image that helps our dentist study the cause of the problem or pain that the patient is suffering from.
Please see below for the X-ray services we offer:
Taking x-rays digitally is more convenient and produces more accurate, reliable results than before. This process is safer for the patients and quicker than traditional x-rays. A digital x-ray is safer because it doesn’t expose the patient to harmful x-ray radiations as the previous forms of technology. A digital x-ray is quicker because it gives results without delay, where the device is attached to a computer and shows the x-ray on screen immediately.
This technology allows our dentist to take a clear view of your mouth from various angles, in order to directly verify if you have any problems with your teeth or gums. Our dentist will speak to you about your options, should this be the chosen method of treatment for you.
Oral Cancer Screening Through VELscope
This equipment is especially used for the screening of oral cancer. While oral cancer is not fatal, it can be a major problem if it is not diagnosed or treated in a timely manner. This technology helps in the identification of abnormal tissue development that commonly results in cancer. It also inspects abnormal changes in other parts of the mouth such as the tongue. Oral cancer screening through VELscope beneficial.
- Fast and consistent treatment of cancer affected area
- Identification of cancer-related issues at an early stage, unlike other procedures
- Identification of oral cancer indications which are not visible to an unassisted eye
Digital X-rays are more convenient and produce better, more accurate results than the traditional x-rays. Digital x-rays are safer because they do not expose the patient to harmful x-ray radiations, and are also much quicker for the dentist to use.
The x-ray machine is connected to a computer that showcases the image immediately after being taken.
Oral health has a great impact on your overall health. Evansville Family Dentistry in Evansville, Indiana has an amazing dentist and dedicated team of professionals to assess and treat all of your dental needs!
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 Evansville Family Dentistry, call us at 812-473-1400 today!
If you have any questions, concerns, or doubts about our dental imaging services, please don't hesitate to contact us at 812-473-1400. Our team is here to answer any questions you may have.