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. X rays generally reveal the defects in your dental structure and various other problems with your teeth. Modern dental imaging techniques take this concept a step further by making it easier to learn about the presence of cavities, dental infections and oral masses. Dental imaging is also used to study bone loss in a patient.
At Neibauer Dental Care - Centreville in Centreville, Virginia, we utilize a variety of dental imaging techniques to provide a thorough diagnosis. Learn more about the tools and systems our dentist uses, below.
A digital x-ray is one of the most important advancements in dentistry. The technology replaces the concept of traditional films used in conventional X-rays with advanced, electronic sensors.
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 - Centreville, call us at 703-543-8112 today!
Identifying the root cause is the first step for our dentist at Neibauer Dental Care - Centreville to further decide on the proper treatment. Our Centreville, Virginia, office has a dedicated team of professionals on board to evaluate and correct all of your dental woes. If you have any questions regarding our dental imaging services or would like to come in for a consultation and quote, contact us today to schedule an appointment at 703-543-8112.