Most visits to Reservoir Dental Group in Brandon, Mississippi, will require some form of dental imaging, whether it's x-rays at your biannual checkup and cleaning or 3D scans to plan orthodontic treatment. Our dentist uses the most advanced technology available to ensure a high level of accuracy and precision when diagnosing dental health issues and planning treatments.
A cephalometric X-ray, or ceph X-ray, is a diagnostic radiograph used primarily for orthodontic treatment planning. Ceph X-Rays are extraoral, so patients do not have to insert any sort of trays, bitewings or films into the mouth. They are also safe, fast, painless and extremely effective.Read more about Ceph X-Ray
One of the most frequently used dental imaging techniques at our office in Brandon, Mississippi, is the digital x-ray. This modern technology is preferred over the traditional method for several reasons. First, it significantly reduces the amount of radiation our patients are exposed to. Second, the process is quick and the images are immediately available for our dentist to review and discuss the results with our patients. Finally, the high-quality images allow for more accurate diagnostics.
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 Reservoir Dental Group, call us at 601-992-1371 today!
To learn more about the various dental imaging tools used at Reservoir Dental Group, call us today at 601-992-1371 and a member of our team will answer any questions you have.