With the advancement of technology in dentistry, our dentist at Neibauer Dental Care has adopted new dental imaging techniques that are more efficient in helping diagnose dental issues. During your visit to our Stafford, Virginia, office, you will learn of several dental imaging tools used in our office to take sharper, more accurate images of the teeth and mouth during our dental procedures. Learn about each of these, below.
Offering superior resolution with less radiation exposure, digital radiography at your Stafford dentist is an excellent way to help diagnose oral problems. Digital X-rays not only use 90% less radiation than traditional film X-rays but are also much less time-consuming.
Using a small radiographic camera that is only slightly larger than a pen, we capture images of each tooth. This technology eliminates the need for developing or chemical processing of the images. Instead, they appear instantly on a computer screen as each scan is complete. By shifting the angle of the imaging wand only slightly, the dentist can capture every surface of every tooth.Read more about Digital X-ray
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 Neibauer Dental Care, call us at 540-720-7720 today!
If you have any questions regarding the dental imaging services at Neibauer Dental Care, contact our Stafford, Virginia, dental office at 540-720-7720. We're happy to provide you more information regarding the tools and processes we utilize!