Dental Imaging Techniques

At your first visit to our dentist at Aberdeen Dental Care, a large part of the initial visit 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.

We offer a variety of dental imaging techniques at our Aberdeen, Maryland dental office, and our dentist will determine which styles are necessary based on the type of symptoms you're experiencing. Take a closer look at these options, below.

Digital X-Rays

Among the most commonly used dental imaging techniques, digital x-rays are particularly beneficial as they offer lower radiation exposure than traditional film x-rays. The images provided help our dentist identify any growths or abnormalities in the gums, teeth and enamel with ease.

To achieve such efficient results, the x-ray machine is connected to a computer that showcases the images 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.

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 Aberdeen Dental Care, call us at 410-306-6040 today!

If you have any questions regarding our dental imaging services or would like to come in for a consultation and quote, contact us today at 410-306-6040 to schedule an appointment. Located in Aberdeen, Maryland, our dentist and team at Aberdeen Dental Care look forward to helping you achieve optimal oral health!