What You Should Know About Dental Imaging

Your initial visit to our dentist at Sumter Dental Care will most likely consist of tests to identify the cause of any prevailing dental condition. Originally, procedures during this visit took time and required more than one session. But with the advancement of technology in dentistry, our team has adopted techniques that are more efficient in helping diagnose many dental issues.

When it comes to dental imaging, modern-day techniques have enabled us to obtain better and faster results. Learn more about the various tools and systems we utilize for imaging at our North Port, Florida, office, below. 

Digital X rays

A digital x-ray is one of the most important advancements in dentistry. The technology replaces the concept of traditional films used in conventional X-rays with advanced, electronic sensors. Its advantages include high-quality images and precise diagnoses.

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 Sumter Dental Care, call us at 941-876-4023 today!

If you have any questions regarding our dental imaging techniques, contact our office in North Port, , by phone at 941-876-4023. At Sumter Dental Care, we prioritize the needs of our patients, and we'd love to assist you in obtaining a healthy, confident smile!