At All Aspects Dental in Oakland, Florida, our office provides multiple imaging techniques that creative images of your teeth, gum tissue, bones and nerves. Our dental imaging techniques are listed below:
A cephalometric X-ray, or ceph X-ray, is a diagnostic radiograph used primarily for orthodontic treatment planning. Ceph X-Rays are extraoral, so patients do not have to insert any sort of trays, bitewings or films into the mouth. They are also are safe, fast, painless and extremely effective.Read more about Ceph X-Ray
Cone Beam 3D Dental Imaging
Dental cone beam computed tomography (CT) is a special type of x-ray equipment used when regular dental or facial x-rays are not sufficient. Your doctor may use this technology to produce three dimensional images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone in a single scan. With cone beam CT, an x-ray beam in the shape of a cone is moved around the patient to produce a large number of images. This makes it much easier to analyze the issue and make an accurate diagnosis, allowing for successful treatment planning and completion.Read more about Cone Beam 3D Dental Imaging
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 imaging results help our dentist efficiently 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 clearly show the interior of your mouth. 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. Listed below are the different kinds of intraoral x-rays:
Periapical x-ray – This x-ray reveals the entire tooth, from 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 also 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 type of x-ray allows for a bigger look at the placement and arch of all the teeth. This is used to identify alignment problems and 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 of any of these based on the kind of dental problem you are facing.
We have the ideal dental imaging procedure for you. Call us at 407-654-9208 for an appointment or come by our office today. Our team can answer any questions you may have.