Our Dental Imaging
Dental imaging, or digital imaging, is an advanced tool in dentistry utilized to learn about the presence of cavities, dental infections and oral masses. At Neibauer Dental Care in Fredericksburg, Virginia, dental imaging provides the dentist with clear, accurate images of the teeth, gums and mouth to better analyze and diagnose any abnormalities. Take a closer look at the variety of x-ray and imaging tools we utilize, below.
Digital X-rays, unlike traditional x-rays, produce sharper images of your teeth and bone structure without exposing you to as much radiation. Digital X-rays help our dentist study your teeth and gums and make more precise treatment options.
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 Neibauer Dental Care, call us at 540-899-7751 today!
Our dentist at Neibauer Dental Care, Fredericksburg, Virginia, utilizes modern dental imaging techniques to provide the highest quality of care possible to our patients throughout the Greater Fredericksburg, Virginia, area. If you have any questions regarding the x-ray and imaging systems we use or would like to schedule your appointment, contact our team today by calling 540-899-7751.