We offer various dental imaging techniques to help our dentist provide a thorough and accurate diagnosis to better assist you in all your dental needs. Some imaging procedures will be more feasible than others depending on your the symptoms. In many cases, the kind of x-ray used can provide immediate results, which makes it easier for both you and our dentist to understand the problem and assess it accordingly. Although x-rays are an important part of your comprehensive exam, they are just one of the various dental imaging methods we use to better assess your oral health.
Digital x-rays are one of the most important advancements in dentistry and one of the most popular dental imaging devices. This technology replaces conventional x-rays, reducing the exposure to radiation, the use of film, harsh chemicals and waste materials used to capture the images. The x-ray machine is connected to a computer that showcases the image within minutes of them being taken. Their quick processing time provides immediate results and makes it easier for our dentist to accurately and efficiently reach a diagnosis. This not only makes your dental appointment shorter, it also allows our dentist to view the results immediately, instead of having to wait hours or days.Read more about Digital X-Rays
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 Janesville Family Dental Care, call us at 608-563-5565 today!
Janesville Family Dental Care in Janesville Wisconsin provides these dental imaging methods to correctly diagnose any dental issues you may encounter. Please contact us at 608-563-5565 today to make use of these services during your consultation and don’t hesitate to ask us if you have any questions or concerns.