Dental Imaging Guidelines
To detect and diagnose any type of problem, dentists use dental imaging technology. Dental imaging is a type of technology used to obtain radiographs of your teeth and mouth. This technology also helps monitor the progress of your treatment and your overall oral condition.
Our dentist at Master's Hand Dental evaluates your needs to provide you with the most optimal possible outcome. In most cases, the type of x-ray used can deliver instant results, making it convenient for the dentist to identify the problem and determine a treatment. With us, you can experience professional care with fast and efficient procedures. Learn about the vast range of dental imaging techniques utilized at our office in Allen, Texas.
A cephalometric X-ray, or ceph X-ray, is a diagnostic radiograph used primarily for orthodontic treatment planning. Ceph X-Rays are extraoral, so patients do not have to insert any sort of trays, bitewings or films into the mouth. They are also safe, fast, painless and extremely effective.Read more about Ceph X-Ray
Among the most commonly used dental imaging techniques, digital x-rays are useful as they do not expose patients 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 efficiency.
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 Master's Hand Dental, call us at 972-359-2822 today!
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Master's Hand Dental in Allen, Texas, is happy to use these dental imaging techniques to better serve you and your oral health needs. Contact us at 972-359-2822 to schedule an appointment with our dentist at your convenience. Our staff is available to assist you with all of your questions and concerns!