An initial visit to the dentist usually consists of quick tests to identify the cause of the prevailing dental condition. Originally, procedures during this visit took a long time and generally required more than one session.
A digital x-ray is one of the most important advancements in dentistry. The technology replaces the concept of traditional films used in conventional x-rays with advanced, electronic sensors.
Below are some great benefits of digital x-rays in comparison to the traditional x-ray:
Produces less radiation
Enables our dentist to make a more accurate diagnosis
Reduces the use of materials or harsh chemicals
Quicker to use and provides immediate results
Produces better image results, enabling our dentist to figure out abnormalities in teeth, gums or enamel instantly.
In addition to that, digital x-rays provide exceptional quality images for our dentist, who is able to adjust the image (contrast or brightness) as needed. This technique has become one of the most adopted methods of digital imaging.
An Intraoral Camera is a type of dental imaging equipment which provides great convenience in taking internal images of a patient’s mouth. It helps in viewing the internal sections of the mouth with improved visibility.
Some advantages of intraoral Camera include:
Ergonomically designed hand-pieces to obtain high-quality images
Single button capturing feasibility, unlike other techniques which require clicking on computer screens
A hand-piece that can be plugged into a USB port to export images
More visibility to patients, making them more responsive to recommended treatments
A time-saving technique that helps take multiple images at once
In a nutshell, the intraoral camera offers great feasibility to obtain images from different angles, lessening the likelihood of a misdiagnosis. Moreover, there are three different types of intraoral x-rays that our dentist can get using these cameras, namely Occlusal, Periapical and Bite Wing.
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