A New and Improved You thanks to Dental Imaging

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.

Digital X-rays

Digital X-rays are one of the most important advancements in dentistry. This technology replaces traditional film, conventional X-rays.

These are some of the advantages of digital X-rays:

  • Unlike traditional X-rays, digital X-rays cause less exposure to radiation.

  • They enable a dentist to make an accurate diagnosis more efficiently.

  • They reduce the production of waste materials or harsh chemicals.

  • They are less time-consuming and provide immediate results.

  • They offer better imaging results, enabling a dentist to instantly detect abnormalities in teeth, gums, or enamel.

Intraoral Camera

An Intraoral Camera is a dental imaging instrument that provides greater convenience when taking internal images of your mouth.

Some of the advantages of an intraoral camera include:

  • A handpiece that can be plugged into a USB port to export images

  • More visibility for patients, making them more responsive to recommended treatments

  • A time-saving technique that takes multiple images at once

  • Ergonomically-designed handpieces with single-button capturing features to obtain high-quality images.

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 Wittenberg, Wisconsin is experienced in the use of advanced tools and technology for the treatment and diagnosis of dental diseases. Call us at 715-253-2694 for an appointment or come by the office today to discuss any concerns you may have with our dentist.