Dental Imaging Techniques

When you visit our dentist at Acworth Station Dental Care, a large part of your initial appointment is spent diagnosing any dental issues you may be experiencing. In many cases, the kind of x-ray used can provide immediate results, which makes it easier for both our dentist and you to understand the problem and assess it accordingly. There are various styles of dental imaging techniques available at our Acworth, Georgia, dental office, and our dentist will determine which ones are right for your situation based on your examination. Find out more about these techniques, below.

Digital X-Rays

Among the most commonly used dental imaging techniques, digital x-rays offer less radiation exposure than their traditional film counterparts. The resulting images help our dentist identify any growths or abnormalities in the gums, teeth and enamel with ease.

To achieve these results, the x-ray machine is connected to a computer, which allows the images to be viewed within a matter of minutes. This quick turnaround not only makes your dental appointment shorter, it also allows our dentist to view the results immediately instead of having to wait for hours or days.

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. 

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 Acworth Station Dental Care, call us at 770-575-9960 today!

If you have any questions regarding our dental imaging services, contact our team at Acworth Station Dental Care. Our dentist and staff strive to provide the highest quality of dental care, and we'd be happy to answer all of your questions and address any concerns. Speak with a member of the team by calling our Acworth, Georgia, office at 770-575-9960.