Dental imaging uses safer, faster and more accurate digital X-ray technology. These advanced tools allow our dentist to see things that are not visible to the naked eye. At Neibauer Dental Care in Fredericksburg, Virginia, we utilize a variety of dental imaging techniques. Learn more about these systems, below.
Digital x-rays are a modern, more advanced version of traditional x-rays. Taking x-rays digitally is more convenient and doing so produces better, more accurate images for the dentist to study and analyze. Digital x-rays are safer as they don’t expose as much radiation as traditional x-rays.
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 540-548-3602 today!
Our dentist, at Neibauer Dental Care in Fredericksburg, Virginia, is experienced in using these advanced pieces of equipment to better assist your dental needs. If you have any questions regarding the dental imaging tools we utilize, contact our office at 540-548-3602 for more information.