Information About Dental Imaging

The initial visit to the dentist begins with the diagnosis of dental issues and their causes. X-ray imaging is one of the quickest methods to obtain diagnostic results. Previously, this required a lot of time and often more than one visit.

Digital X-rays

Digital X-rays are one of the most important advancements in dentistry. This technology replaces the traditional films used in conventional X-rays. Digital X-rays help diagnose dental health issues more safely and quickly. A digital X-ray emits 90 percent less radiation than a traditional X-ray. The images from this X-ray show up immediately so our dentist can quickly determine your oral health needs.

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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 Gateway Dental Care, call us at 608-312-2945 today!

When it comes to dental imaging, our dentist is implementing the use of new tools and techniques offered by the modernization of the technology making the process more efficient and effective.

If you are looking for a great dentist for dental imaging then head over to Gateway Dental Care in Beloit, Wisconsin.

We offer a great team and a professional dentist!

Call us for an appointment or come to our office today, we are here for you!