During your initial visit to our dentist, the majority of the initial visit is spent mostly on taking tests and diagnosing dental problems that one might be experiencing. One of the resources our dentist will use are X-Rays. Over the years, this imaging technology has provided our dentist with clear views on dental problems. When we thought of X-Rays before, we assumed radiation was part of what came with it. Now, there are different kinds of X-Rays that allow us to see any problem you may have with your teeth.
Below you will find the dental imaging services we offer:
Oral Cancer Screenings
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 them being taken. This not only makes your dental appointment shorter, it also allows our dentist to view the results immediately, instead of needing to wait for hours or days.
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 Downtown Dental Associates, call us at 864-225-7231 today!
If you’re looking for a dentist in the Anderson, South Carolina area, Downtown Dental Associates has an amazing team of professionals on board to assess and treat all of your dental needs! Call us at 864-225-7231 for an appointment or come to our office today!