The Different Kinds of Dental Imaging Techniques Used by Dentists

An x-ray can be used to obtain images of dental results, making it convenient for our dentist to examine your teeth during your dental appointment. Your initial visit to our dentist office will be spent taking x-rays to properly diagnose any oral problem.

Digital X-Rays

Offering superior resolution with less radiation exposure, the digital x-ray at Rayview Dental Group is an excellent new way to help diagnose possible oral problems. The digital radiograph not only emits half the amount of radiation associated with traditional x-rays, but is also much less time consuming. Using a sensor that is placed in your mouth in the correct position, the pictures are taken and immediately sent to our computer. We can then review the information with you right from the computer screen.

Benefits of Digital X-Rays

  • Exposes the patient to half the amount of radiation received from traditional x-rays
  • Gray-scale resolution of 256 colors compared to 16 – 25 shades on conventional film, allowing for a more detailed, accurate analysis
  • Immediately transfers images to monitor so that the dentist can review and explain the information to the patient
  • Images can be enlarged and saved for future reference
  • Offers the ability to compare your x-rays with one another digitally on our computer
  • Less time spent developing x-rays means more time to take care of your dental needs

Why Are Digital X-Rays Important

  • To locate areas of decay that can’t be detected with a visual examination
  • To detect periodontal disease by investigating possible bone loss
  • To aid in the preparation and placement of dental implants, orthodontics and other dental work
  • To locate possible abnormalities such as cysts and oral cancer

Intraoral Camera

X-rays are an excellent way to diagnose oral health issues; however, with the intraoral camera available at Rayview Dental Group, we can assess your dental needs to an even greater extent. Using the intraoral camera, we can examine areas of your mouth that x-rays cannot show.

What is an Intraoral Camera?

The intraoral camera is small, roughly the size of a standard dental mirror, and features a built-in light source. With this small camera, we can easily identify problems such as tooth decay, cracked or broken fillings, cracked teeth and signs of gum disease among others to help us create an effective treatment plan.

Take a Tour of Your Mouth

Rayview Dental Group also uses the intraoral camera in conjunction with a computer monitor, allowing you to view what’s going on inside your mouth as we examine.

By directly observing the examination, you can now be an active partner in your treatment. Clearly seeing your oral condition will help you make confident treatment decisions.

Remember, early identification of a dental health concern can lead to proper treatment and maintenance of good oral health, which has a major contribution towards overall health. Rayview Dental Group in Raytown, Missouri has an expert team of professionals on board to provide treatment for your dental needs!

In case you have additional queries regarding our dental imaging services or would like to come in for a consultation and quote, contact us today.