Dental Imaging Techniques
At St. Lucie Family Dental, our dentist uses advanced dental imaging techniques to monitor changes in your oral health, quickly diagnose dental problems and develop quality treatment plans and restorations. Technology, like digital x-rays, allows our dentist to evaluate the results without delay so that treatments can begin promptly when needed. All of the dental imaging tools used in our office are safe, comfortable and efficient to ensure we provide our patients with the highest quality care.
One of the most important advancements in dental imaging has been digital x-rays. Unlike their conventional film predecessor, digital x-rays result in far less radiation exposure, plus the results are available within minutes rather than hours or even days. They also produce higher quality images so that our dentist can more accurately diagnose problems and develop more precise treatments.
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 St. Lucie Family Dental, call us at 772-446-4816 today!
At St. Lucie Family Dental in Port St. Lucie, Florida, our dentist and team are qualified in the use of these state-of-the-art dental imaging techniques to better serve you and your oral health needs. Contact us at 772-446-4816 to schedule an appointment with our dentist at your convenience. Our staff is available to answer any questions you may have.