Dental Imaging Techniques

The initial consultation with our dentist is mostly for conducting tests and evaluations to identify the cause of the prevailing dental condition. Today, the type of x-ray used during the comprehensive examination can deliver instant results, making it convenient for the dentist to quickly identify the problem and determine treatment.

Digital X-Rays

Among the most commonly used dental imaging techniques, digital x-rays are useful as they do not expose you to as much radiation as film x-rays tend to do. The imaging results help our dentist identify any growths or abnormalities in the gums, teeth, and enamel with ease.

The x-ray machine is connected to a computer that showcases the image within minutes of being taken. This not only makes your dental appointment shorter, but it also allows our dentist to view the results immediately instead of having to wait hours or days.

Intraoral Camera

The intraoral camera creates extremely high-resolution images (both stills and video) of the surface of the mouth. Intraoral cameras are housed in a small, wand-like device that your dentist can easily position to get the best possible view of your gums and teeth. The intraoral camera instantly produces images that reveal problems that would normally not be visible to the naked eye. Your dentist can easily spot problems such as tiny fractures in your teeth’s enamel, potential gum damage, or the kind of plaque build-up that leads to decay, cavities, and the need for more complex repair. However, since your dentist can now see your mouth in unprecedented detail, the use of an intraoral camera can help stop problems before they fully develop. This saves you time, money and discomfort.

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Identifying the issue is the first step for our dentist to further decide on a suitable treatment.  Smiles for Life in Richmond, Indiana has a dedicated team of professionals on board to evaluate and correct all of your dental needs. 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.