At Lifetime Dentistry of Chickasha, our dentist uses a variety of different dental imaging tools, including digital x-rays, to diagnose tooth decay, dental infections, fractures, bone loss and more. Modern technology has made dental imaging safer and more accurate and efficient. This means shorter appointment times, fewer concerns about radiation and more precise diagnoses and treatment plans.
Digital x-rays are one of the most frequently used dental imaging tools at Lifetime Dentistry of Chickasha. Because they're digital, these modern x-rays result in significantly less radiation exposure than traditional films. They also allow our dentist to immediately view the images on a computer screen and make a prompt diagnosis. You'll receive the results of your x-rays in a manner of minutes, rather than hours or days, and our dentist can begin planning your treatment.
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 Lifetime Dentistry of Chickasha, call us at 405-222-2266 today!
If you have any questions about the dental imaging technology used at our Chickasha, Oklahoma, office, or if you'd like to schedule an appointment, please call 405-222-2266 today.