Dental Imaging

Digital dental imaging makes it easier for our dentist to view and evaluate your dental anatomy from various different angles. These ever-improving advancements in the field of dentistry not only provide excellent and accurate results but are also time saving.

Digital X-Rays

Digital X-rays are one of the most important advancements in dentistry. This technology replaces traditional film, conventional X-rays.

 

These are some of the advantages of digital X-rays:

 

  • Unlike traditional X-rays, digital X-rays cause less exposure to radiation.

  • They enable a dentist to make an accurate diagnosis more efficiently.

  • They reduce the production of waste materials or harsh chemicals.

  • They are less time-consuming and provide immediate results.

  • They offer better imaging results, enabling a dentist to instantly detect abnormalities in teeth, gums, or enamel.

 

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. 

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 Dental Care of Columbia, call us at 410-465-8480 today!

If you are looking for a trustworthy dentist who uses advanced dental imaging technology, head to Dental Care of Columbia in Columbia, Maryland.

Call us for an appointment or come to our office today to discuss your issues and concerns with our dentist. Our dentist is fully capable of handling complex dental problems.