Everything to Know About Dental Imaging

We at Washington Family Dental Care in Washington, Pennsylvania offer various dental imaging techniques that are thorough and that along with our dentist, provide an accurate diagnosis to better assist you in all your dental needs.

Please review our imaging techniques below and don’t hesitate to contact us at 724-503-4435 or talk to our dentist about any of the following methods.

Digital X-rays

Digital X-ray are one of the most important advancements in dentistry. This new technology replaces traditional films used in conventional X-rays with advanced electronic sensors. Some of the great benefits of digital X-rays include less exposure to radiations than conventional x-rays, more efficency for diagnosing and faster results.

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 Washington Family Dental Care, call us at 724-503-4435 today!

Advanced techniques of dental imaging have empowered us to obtain more reliable results in less time.If you are looking for a dentist experienced in dental imaging technology, Washington Family Dental Care is here for you. Located in Washington, Pennsylvania, we have a dedicated team here to assist you with all of your dental needs. Call us for an appointment or come to our office today, we are here for you!