Information about Dental Imaging

When visiting the dentist, the visit, as a rule, includes testing and evaluating dental issues that you may be experiencing. To detect and diagnose any type of problem, dentists use dental imaging technology. Dental Imaging is the modern dental technology used to obtain radiographies of your teeth and mouth. Our dentist evaluates your needs to provide you with best possible outcome. Some x ray techniques are more suitable than others based on your symptoms. Dental imaging will also help monitor the progress of your treatment and your overall oral condition.

Ceph X-Ray

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 are safe, fast, painless and extremely effective. 

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Digital x rays

this technique of digital imaging provides exceptional quality images to our dentist with a far less use of radiations. Also, our dentist can adjust the image (contrast or brightness) according to their requirements by using some simple processing techniques. Digital x-rays provide great comfort to us and has become one of the most adopted methods of digital imaging.
 

Intraoral Camera

Another common dental x-ray, the intraoral camera, is used when our dentist needs to take x-rays to see the interior of your mouth as clearly as possible. In this case, the camera is largely focused on the inside of your mouth.

There are three different types of intraoral x-rays that are used based on the area of the mouth that is being x-rayed. The following are the kinds of intraoral x-rays:

  • Occlusal x-ray – This allows for a bigger look at the placement and arch of all the teeth. This is largely used to identify alignment problems and to fix them with the help of braces or other dental procedures.

  • Periapical x-ray – This x-ray reveals the entire tooth, from where it starts at the jaw to the enamel. This is important to identify any unusual growths, abnormalities or changes which might be occurring at the root, near the gum, or even other bone structures.

  • Bitewing x-ray – Focusing on the enamel of the teeth, bitewing x-rays are essential for identifying cavities and tooth decay which might occur even between the teeth. Tooth decay caused by gum diseases are also easy to identify with this tool. Sometimes for replacement or renewing of fillings, the bitewing x-ray can be used to identify the level of deterioration that has taken place.

These are the most common types of intraoral x-rays which are taken with the help of an intraoral camera. Our dentist makes use of any of these based on the kind of dental problem you are facing.

Identifying the issues is a priority for our dentist to further decide the course of the required dental treatment to correct the problem. A good oral health has a great impact on your overall health. Total Health Dentistry in Lehigh Acres,FLhas a dedicated team of professionals on board to assess and treat all of your dental needs.