Dental Imaging

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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

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.

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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.