Dental imaging is utilized to analyze and learn about the presence of cavities, dental infections and oral bone structure. These advanced digital imaging tools provide sharper, more accurate images of your teeth and mouth than traditional x-rays. At Neibauer Dental Care in Waldorf, Maryland, we utilize a variety of dental imaging techniques to ensure the most thorough diagnosis for our patients. Learn more about each of the tools we use, below.
Digital X-rays are 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. A few benefits of the digital x-ray includes:
● It enables our dentist to make an accurate diagnosis more efficiently.
● It is less time-consuming and provides immediate results.
● It offers better imaging results, enabling our dentist to figure out abnormalities in teeth and gums.
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, call us at 301-870-4553 today!
Our dentist at Neibauer Dental Care , Waldorf, Maryland, is skilled in using these advanced dental imaging techniques. If you have questions regarding these tools and how they're used, contact our team today by calling 301-870-4553. We're happy to answer your questions and address any concerns.