Dental Imaging

Dental Imaging is an innovative technique to produce sharper images of teeth for dentists to better analyze your oral hygiene. While x-rays generally reveal what is within your dental structure, new dental imaging techniques help dentists discover the presence of cavities, dental infections, oral masses and bone loss.

Digital X-Rays

Digital X-rays have become a major advancement. Taking x-rays digitally is convenient and produces more reliable results. Digital x-rays are safer than traditional x-rays, as they don’t expose the patient to as much radiation. It’s also quicker, producing results immediately since to an attached computer.

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 mycharlestondentist.com, call us at 217-345-1315 today!

Our dentist at mycharlestondentist.com of Charleston, Illinois is experienced in using these dental imaging advancements, ensuring a quick and productive experience during your dental appointment.  For any questions, call or stop by our office today.