Dental Imaging Techniques
During the past three decades, dentistry has witnessed great advances in all its branches. Consequently, the need for more precise diagnostic tools, specifically imaging methods, has become mandatory. From the simple intra-oral periapical X-rays to advanced imaging techniques like magnetic resonance imaging, cone beam computed tomography, computed tomography, and ultrasound have also found their place in modern dentistry. Moving from analog to digital radiography has not only made the process simpler and faster, but has also made image storage, manipulation, and retrieval easier. Three-dimensional imaging has made the complex craniofacial structures more accessible for examination and for the early and accurate diagnosis of conditions that range from mild to severe. Some of these innovative technologies will be discussed in this article.
Digital x-rays are suitable since they do not expose you to as much radiation as film x-rays. The imaging results assists our dentist in identifying any growths or abnormalities in the gums, teeth and enamel with ease.
The x-ray machine connects to a computer that showcases the image in no time of them being taken. This not only makes your visit to our clinic shorter, it also lets our dentist to view the results instantly instead of having to wait.
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.Read more about Intraoral Camera
Digital dental imaging makes it easier for our dentist to diagnose oral diseases and abnormalities. Images are usually taken after our dentist has conducted an initial examination and the technology to be used will be determined according to your age and dental history, among other factors.
Our dentist in McKinney, Texas is experienced in the use of advanced tools and technology for the treatment and diagnosis of dental diseases. Call us at 972-540-2800 for an appointment or come by the office today to discuss any concerns you may have with our dentist.