Dental Imaging Services
During the past three decades, dentistry has witnessed great advances in all its branches. Consequently, the need for more precise diagnostic tools, specifically imaging methods, has become mandatory. From the simple intra-oral periapical X-rays to advanced imaging techniques like magnetic resonance imaging, cone beam computed tomography, computed tomography and ultrasound have also found their place in modern dentistry. Moving from analog to digital radiography has not only made the process simpler and faster, but has also made image storage, manipulation and retrieval easier. Three-dimensional imaging has made the complex craniofacial structures more accessible for examination and for the early and accurate diagnosis of conditions that range from mild to severe. Some of these innovative technologies will be discussed in this article.
Cone Beam 3D Dental Imaging
Dental cone beam computed tomography (CT) is a special type of x-ray equipment used when regular dental or facial x-rays are not sufficient. Your doctor may use this technology to produce three dimensional images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone in a single scan. With cone beam CT, an x-ray beam in the shape of a cone is moved around the patient to produce a large number of images. This makes it much easier to analyze the issue and make an accurate diagnosis, allowing for successful treatment planning and completion.Read more about Cone Beam 3D Dental Imaging
Digital X Rays
Digital X-rays are one of the most important advancements in dentistry. This technology replaces conventional X-rays, reducing the use of film, harsh chemicals and waste materials used to capture the images. Unlike traditional X-rays, digital X-rays use less radiation. They also make it easier for our dentist to accurately and efficiently reach a diagnosis as their processing time is faster, providing immediate results.
An Intraoral Camera is a type of dental imaging equipment that provides great convenience when taking internal images of a patient’s mouth. This helps in viewing the internal sections of the mouth clearly with improved visibility.
Some advantages of intraoral Camera include:
● Ergonomically designed hand-pieces to obtain high-quality images
● Single button capturing feasibility, unlike other techniques which require clicking on computer screens
● A hand-piece that can be plugged into a USB port to export images
● More visibility to patients, making them more responsive to recommended treatments
● A time-saving technique that helps take multiple images at once
Digital dental imaging makes it easier for our dentist to diagnose oral diseases and abnormalities. Images are usually taken after our dentist has conducted an initial examination and the technology to be used will be determined according to your age and dental history, among other factors.
Our dentist in Middleburg, Florida is experienced in the use of advanced tools and technology for the treatment and diagnosis of dental diseases. Call us at 904-203-2335 for an appointment or come by the office today to discuss any concerns you may have with our dentist.