Techniques in Dental Imaging

We are a dental practice that employs various dental imaging techniques to concisely diagnose any dental issues that you may have. Dental imaging provides our dentist with deeper insight into your oral health. We, at Pickerington Family Dental in Pickerington Ohiouse these techniques to better offer you services that will treat your condition or to verify that a treatment plan has worked. The following are the dental imaging techniques we offer:

Digital X-Rays

Among the most commonly used dental imaging techniques, digital X-rays do not expose you to any radiation. The imaging results help our dentist identify any growths or abnormalities in the gums, teeth and enamel with efficiency.

The digital X-ray machine is connected to a computer that showcases the image within minutes of them being taken. This allows our dentist to view the results immediately. 

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 Pickerington Family Dental, call us at 614-367-1740 today!

Our staff is available to answer any inquiries you may have. Contact us at 614-367-1740 to schedule an appointment with our dentist at your convenience. Pickerington Family Dental in Pickerington Ohio is glad to use these dental imaging techniques to better service you.