Dental Imaging

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X-rays generally reveal the defects in your dental structure and various other problems with your teeth. On the other hand, dental imaging is utilized to learn about the presence of cavities, dental infections and oral masses that can be either harmless or threatening. Dental imaging is also used to study bone loss in a patient.

Dental science has developed new alterations and moderations that have improved the process of dental imaging by a vast measure. Some renowned and improved devices, which have helped improve the overall quality and process of dental imaging, are discussed in this article.

Our dentist at Sunset Avenue Dental, Springdale, Arkansas, always keeps the comfort and needs of the patient above the rest of the concerns. The improved dental imaging devices and techniques discussed here are not alternatives to each other. One might be more useful than the other one, depending on the case our dentist is dealing with. It’s entirely our dentist’s decision which device to use to achieve the desired results from dental imaging process.

Digital X-rays

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

The X-ray machine is connected to a computer that showcases the image within minutes of them being taken. 

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.

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iTero Dental Impressions

The iTero Intraoral Scanner allows doctors to take a 3D digital scan of a patient’s teeth and bite rather than using a viscous impression material. This digital impression scanner can be used for veneers, crowns, bridges, surface inlays, onlays, implant abutments from single units to full arches and even modeling an Invisalign treatment. Patients are also able to view before and simulated after images of their dental treatments on an in-office computer display.

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KaVo DIAGNOdent Laser Cavity Finder

The KaVo DIAGNOdent laser is a revolutionary, ADA approved method for detecting cavities using sound. Using a low-density laser, hidden decay is found much the same way a metal detector locates metal objects in the ground. When the laser pinpoints a cavity, it produces a sound. Thanks to this new technology, your dentist at Sunset Avenue Dental can discover unseen decay long before other conventional methods and provide treatment before larger oral problems develop. The procedure is quick and pain-free.

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Conclusion

Radiological devices have become an indispensable tool in dentistry, allowing our dentist to diagnose oral diseases and abnormalities. Though some of these are completely harmless and do not pose any threat to the sensitive oral tissues, a few of these modern dentistry tools are used in a specific way so that the patient’s oral tissues are only exposed to a permissible amount of radiation.

Our dentist at Sunset Avenue Dental, Springdale, Arkansas, is skilled in using these advanced equipment. Call us at 479-419-9991 for an appointment or come to our office today. Our dentist is ready to answer any questions you may have.