We Altamonte Springs Family Dentistry in Altamonte Springs Florida offer many dental imaging methods that provide accurate diagnoses that will help our dentist solve any dental problems you may be experiencing. Our methods are listed below:
Among the most commonly used dental imaging techniques, digital x-rays are useful because they do not expose you to as much radiation as film x-rays often do. The digital imaging results help our dentist identify any growths or abnormalities in the gums, teeth and enamel.
The x-ray machine is connected to a computer that displays the images minutes after they are 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.
Another common dental x-ray, the intraoral camera, is used when our dentist needs to take x-rays that display the interior of your mouth as clearly as possible. In this case, the camera is focused on the inside of your mouth.
There are three different types of intraoral x-rays that are used based on the area of the mouth that is being x-rayed. The different kinds of intraoral x-rays are listed below:
Periapical x-ray – This x-ray reveals the entire tooth, from where its starting point in the jaw to the enamel. This is important to identify any unusual growths, abnormalities or changes which might occur at the root, near the gum, or in other bone structures.
Bitewing x-ray – Focusing on the enamel of the teeth, bitewing x-rays are essential for identifying cavities and tooth decay which might occur between the teeth. This tool easily identifies tooth decay caused by gum diseases. Sometimes, the bitewing x-ray can be used to identify the level of deterioration that has taken place so that fillings can be renewed or replaced.
Occlusal x-ray – This x-ray allows for a bigger look at the placement and the arch of all of the teeth. This is used to identify alignment problems and to fix them with braces or other dental procedures.
These are the most common types of intraoral x-rays which are taken with an intraoral camera. Our dentist may use any of these based on the kind of dental problem you are facing.
Altamonte Springs Family Dentistry in Altamonte Springs Florida has the ideal dental imaging procedure for you. Call us at 407-339-3373 for an appointment or come by our office today! Our staff is here to answer any questions you may have.