Digital radiography is an important new advancement seen in dentistry that reduces the exposure to radiation by up to 80 percent compared to film-based systems. Increasing diagnostic proficiency and reducing the use of harsh chemicals and other waste materials associated with traditional radiography are added conveniences. At My Dentist in Fort Smith, Arkansas, we utilize a variety of modern digital imaging systems to provide the most effective diagnosis.
Digital x-rays are a dental imaging tool that helps our dentist identify any abnormalities in the teeth and gums. With less exposure to radiation than traditional film x-rays, the digital x-ray immediately displays images onto our dentist’s computer screen. This process also allows our dentist to show visual demonstrations while reviewing and explaining the results.
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 My Dentist, call us at 479-434-5888 today!
If you are looking for a dental office that offers dental imaging technology, My Dentist in Fort Smith, Arkansas, is here for you. Our dentist and highly trained staff look forward to providing you with exceptional dental care to fit your needs. Call us to arrange your appointment today at 479-434-5888.