Our Dental Imaging Services For You
It is likly that our dentist will want to address any issue within your dental cavitity immediately. Upon your first visit, it is very likely you will spend most of it on testing. Our imaging services are for your convinience and to make your appointment as smooth as possible.
X-rays are utilized to learn about the presence of cavities, dental infections, and oral masses that can be either harmless or threatening. Dental imaging is also used to study bone loss in a patient.
Dental imaging is an advanced procedure that entirely depends on the extent of radiation penetrating through the patient’s dental structures. This radiation hits the film and strikes an image that helps our dentist study the cause of the problem or pain that the patient is suffering from.
Please see below for the x-ray services we offer:
A cephalometric X-ray, or ceph X-ray, is a diagnostic radiograph used primarily for orthodontic treatment planning. Ceph X-Rays are extraoral, so patients do not have to insert any sort of trays, bitewings or films into the mouth. They are also are safe, fast, painless and extremely effective.Read more about Ceph X-Ray
Cone Beam 3D Dental Imaging
Dental cone beam computed tomography (CT) is a special type of x-ray equipment used when regular dental or facial x-rays are not sufficient. Your doctor may use this technology to produce three dimensional images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone in a single scan. With cone beam CT, an x-ray beam in the shape of a cone is moved around the patient to produce a large number of images. This makes it much easier to analyze the issue and make an accurate diagnosis, allowing for successful treatment planning and completion.Read more about Cone Beam 3D Dental Imaging
Digital X-rays have become an advancement in many dental fields. Taking x-rays digitally is more convenient and produces more accurate, reliable results than before. This process is safer for the patients and quicker than traditional x-rays. A digital x-ray is safer because it doesn’t expose the patient to harmful x-ray radiations as the previous forms of technology. A digital x-ray is quicker because it gives results without delay, where the device is attached to a computer and shows the x-ray on screen immediately.
The intraoral camera comes with three options:
Bite-Wing X-Ray: This x-ray produces a result that incorporates the upper and lower teeth of a specific area in your mouth. This intraoral camera helps in detecting tooth decays, cavities or any other abnormality in the patient’s mouth.
Periapical X-Ray: This x-ray produces a result limited to only one tooth. It studies the details and the anatomy of that one tooth in particular. This is why this kind of intraoral camera detects even the smallest change in the patient’s dental structure.
Occlusal X-Ray: This intraoral camera focuses on the arch of the teeth. It could be either the upper jaw or the lower jaw of the patient. This camera can produce results which help study the dental structure and the developments of any procedure.
If you have any questions or doubts regarding these dental imaging services, feel free to call us at 479-899-6444.