Important Information About Dental Imaging

Your initial visit to our dentist is mostly focused on the diagnosis of the major dental issues and their causes. X-ray happens to be the one of quickest methods to achieve the desired results. When it comes to dental imaging, modern-day techniques have enabled us to obtain better and faster results that don't require hours or days. At Unforgettable Smiles in Westmont, Illinois, our dentist utilizes a variety of tools and systems to provide the most accurate diagnosis. Take a closer look at these options, below.

Digital X-rays

Digital x-rays provide one of the most important advancements in the field. The technology replaces traditional film x-rays with advanced electronic sensors. As a tool, the digital x-ray is a highly-valued resource, and it is now one of the most accepted methods of digital imaging.

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 Unforgettable Smiles, call us at 630-655-0240 today!

If you are looking for top dental imaging technologies, stop by our office in Westmont, Illinois. Good oral health is a wealth no one should take for granted, and at Unforgettable Smiles, it's our goal to help you achieve healthy teeth and gums. Call us today to set up your appointment by calling 630-655-0240. We are ready to make sure the world smiles on you and that you smile right back!