Dental imaging is an essential tool in the diagnosis of cavities, dental infections, oral masses and even bone loss. Here at My North Atlanta Dentist, our dentist uses several dental imaging tools to create high quality images of your dental anatomy, helping to better identify, diagnose and treat oral problems.
Digital x-rays are one of the most popular dental imaging tools today, as they significantly reduce radiation exposure for patients. The results of these x-rays allow our dentist to identify growths and abnormalities in the teeth, roots and bone structures.
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 My North Atlanta Dentist, call us at 404-252-5252 today!
My North Atlanta Dentist in Atlanta, Georgia, has a dedicated team of professionals on board to treat all of your dental needs. If you have any questions regarding our dental imaging services or would like to come in for a consultation and quote, contact us today at 404-252-5252 to schedule an appointment.