When visiting Dental Group of Bloomington, you will undergo an evaluation and testing to identify dental issues that you may be experiencing. In most cases, the type of X-ray used can deliver instant results, making it convenient for the dentist to identify the problem and determine a treatment.
Dental imaging is an advanced procedure that depends on the extent of radiation penetrating through the patient’s dental structures. There are different types of X-rays available for dental imaging. Our dentist evaluates your needs to provide you with best possible outcome. Dental imaging is a great tool to learn about the presence of cavities, dental infections and other oral issues in a patient. Traditional X-rays generally reveal issues in your dental structure and various other problems with your teeth.
Digital X-rays are an advancement in many dental fields. 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 is safer because it 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; the device is attached to a computer and shows the X-ray on screen immediately.
The intraoral camera comes with three options:
Bitewing X-Ray: This X-ray produces a result that incorporates the upper and lower teeth of a specific area in your mouth. This intraoral camera helps in detecting tooth decays, cavities or any other abnormality in the patient’s mouth.
Periapical X-Ray: This X-ray produces a result limited to only one tooth. It studies the details and the anatomy of that one tooth in particular. This is why this kind of intraoral camera detects even the smallest change in the patient’s dental structure.
Occlusal X-Ray: This intraoral camera focuses on the arch of the teeth. It could be either the upper jaw or the lower jaw of the patient. This camera can produce results which help study the dental structure and the developments of any procedure.
If you have any questions regarding our dental imaging services or would like to come in for a consultation and quote, contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Identifying the issue is the first step for our dentist to evaluate and suggest the required dental treatments in order to correct the problem. Dental Group of Bloomington in Bloomington, , has a dedicated team of professionals on board to assess and treat all of your dental needs.