Dental Imaging Techniques

At Springfield Dental Care, we use a variety of different dental imaging techniques, from digital x-rays to 3D scans, to ensure the most accurate diagnoses are obtained and the most precise treatments are planned. The type of dental imaging technique used by our dentist may vary depending on the type of symptoms you have or the treatments you require. 

Digital X-Rays

Our dentist uses digital x-rays to capture detailed, high-quality images of the teeth and jawbone to diagnose issues like impacted teeth or bone loss. Digital x-rays significantly reduce radiation exposure for our patients, and the dental imaging process is more efficient than with traditional x-rays. Within minutes, our dentist can view the images captured on a computer monitor, make a diganosis and begin treatment planning promptly so you don't have to wait hours or days for answers while in pain. To learn more about our digital x-rays or to schedule an appointment, contact our Springfield, Illinois, office today at 217-698-1717. 

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 Springfield Dental Care, call us at 217-698-1717 today!

We use nothing but the best dental imaging techniques at our Springfield, Illinois, office. To learn more about the various technologies used by our dentist or to schedule an appointment, call 217-698-1717 today.