Different Dental Imagining Services We Offer
When visiting our dentist for the first time, it is likely you will spend the majority of your time in tests. This is so our dentist can verify if there is any underlying problem with your teeth or gums.
X-rays generally reveal the defects in your dental structure and various other problems with your teeth. It is also utilized to learn about the presence of cavities, dental infections and oral masses. Dental imaging is also used to study bone loss in a patient.
Dental imaging is an advanced procedure that entirely depends on the extent of radiation penetrating through the patient’s dental structures. These radiations hit the film and strike an image that helps our dentist study the cause of the problem or pain that the patient is suffering from.
Please see below for the X-ray services we offer:
Taking x-rays digitally is more convenient and produces more accurate, reliable results than before. This process is safer for the patients and quicker than traditional x-rays. A digital x-ray doesn’t expose the patient to harmful x-ray radiations as the previous forms of technology. A digital x-ray is quicker because it gives results without delay, where the device is attached to a computer and shows the x-ray on screen immediately.
This technology allows our dentist to take a clear view of your mouth from various angles, in order to directly verify if you have any problems with your teeth or gums. Our dentist will speak to you about your options, should this be the chosen method of treatment for you.
Oral Cancer Screening Through VELscope
While oral cancer is not fatal, it can be a major problem if it is not diagnosed or treated in a timely manner. The technology of the VELscope helps in the identification of abnormal tissue development that commonly results in cancer. It also inspects abnormal changes in other parts of the mouth such as the tongue. Oral cancer screening through VELscope beneficial.
- Fast and consistent treatment of cancer affected area
- Identification of cancer-related issues at an early stage, unlike other procedures
- Identification of oral cancer indications which are not visible to an unassisted eye
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. This not only makes your dental appointment shorter, it also allows our dentist to view the results immediately instead of having to wait hours or days.
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 Eastside General Dentistry, call us at 864-579-7833 today!
Call us for an appointment at 864-579-7833 or come by our office today. Our staff at Eastside General Dentistry in Spartanburg South Carolina is available to answer any questions you may have.