Our Dental Imaging
X-rays generally reveal the defects in your dental structure and various other problems with your teeth. On the other hand, dental imaging is utilized to learn about the presence of cavities, dental infections and oral masses that can be either harmless or threatening. Dental imaging is also used to study bone loss. New digital technologies have advanced considerably in the last decades.
Digital x-rays have become an advancement in the field of dentistry. 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:
Bite-Wing 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 decay, 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 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 focuses on 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.
Oral Cancer Screening
An advanced invention in dentistry is the oral cancer screening VELscope. This important tool is used to detect any abnormal formation of oral tissues, which could be a sign of oral cancer. A VELscope is also used in examining the tongue muscle for any extraordinary changes. The VELscope is also responsible for detecting cancerous oral cells at an early stage.
This benefit of using VELscope in dentistry is huge because detecting abnormal tissue formation in the mouth is not easy with regular devices and the human eye.