Dental Imaging Techniques
At Tradition Parkway Dental Care, we pride ourselves on using the latest dental imaging techniques and technology to provide our patients with a safer, more comfortable experience. Our Port St. Lucie, Florida, office makes use of digital x-rays, 3D scanners and more to accurately diagnose serious dental conditions and design precise treatment plans.
Digital x-rays are one of the most frequently used dental imaging techniques at Tradition Parkway Dental Care, as they're used at dental checkups to monitor tooth and jawbone health and to diagnose problems like infections, tooth fractures, bone deterioration and more. They expose patients to less radiation than traditional imaging methods, and the x-ray process is faster, so our dentist can instantly review the images and make a diagnosis.
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 Tradition Parkway Dental Care, call us at 772-345-8332 today!
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To learn more about our dental imaging techniques or to schedule an appointment, call our office at 772-345-8332.