What You Must Know About Dental Imaging

Your initial visit with our dentist will chiefly consist of establishing a diagnosis of dental issues and underlying causes. X-rays happen to be the one of quickest methods for a diagnostic. Not long ago, this required a great time investment and took more than one visit.

Digital X-ray

Offering superior resolution with less radiation exposure, digital radiography at your Greenbelt dentist is an excellent way to help diagnose oral problems. Digital X-rays not only use 90% less radiation than traditional film X-rays but are also much less time-consuming.

 Using a small radiographic camera that is only slightly larger than a pen, we capture images of each tooth. This technology eliminates the need for developing or chemical processing of the images. Instead, they appear instantly on a computer screen as each scan is complete. By shifting the angle of the imaging wand only slightly, the dentist can capture every surface of every tooth. 

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Intraoral Camera

An Intraoral camera is convenient for taking images of the mouth’s interior. It helps to view the intraoral area with improved visibility.

Some advantages:

  • Ergonomically designed hand-pieces to obtain high-quality images

  • Single button capturing capability.

  • A hand-piece can be plugged into a USB port to export images

  • Better visibility for you, as patient, promotes your receptiveness to recommended treatments.

  • Has a time-saving technique that helps capture multiple images at once.

  • Can obtain images from different angles, which translates into less room for making mistakes or misdiagnosis.

Offers three types of intraoral x-rays, namely: the Occlusal x-ray, the Periapical x-ray and the Bite Wing x-ray.

We want to give you something to really smile about: great oral health.