Dental Imaging

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Learn About Dental Imaging

Dental imaging tools like digital x-rays allow our dentist to identify cavities, infections, bone loss and abnormal growths to ensure timely and accurate diagnoses and precise treatments. 

Digital X-rays

Digital x-rays allow our dentist to identify structural problems within the tooth roots and bones to ensure prompt diagnoses and accurate treatments. Unlike traditional film x-rays, the digital version minimizes the amount of radiation exposure, keeping patients safe. 

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Intraoral Camera

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 ProDental, call us at 573-443-1525 today!

Our staff is dedicated to answering any questions regarding our services. If you would like to come in for a consultation, contact us at 573-443-1525 today to schedule an appointment.