Digital x-rays are one of the most important advancements in dental imaging, replacing the concept of traditional films used in conventional x-rays with electronic sensors. It's one of the more common imaging techniques today due to its usefulness and benefits, particularly because it does not expose you to as much radiation as film x-rays tend to do.
The x-ray machine is connected to a computer that shows the image within minutes of it being taken, resulting in exceptional, high-quality images that help our dentist easily identify any growths or irregularities in the gums, teeth and enamel. This not only makes your dental appointment shorter, it also allows our dentist to issue a faster diagnosis instead of having to wait hours or days. This is vital, especially for conditions that respond better during their early stages.
An Intraoral Camera is a type of dental imaging equipment which provides great convenience in taking internal images of a patient’s mouth, viewing each targeted section with improved visibility.
Some advantages of the Intraoral Camera include:
● Ergonomically designed hand pieces to obtain high-quality images.
● Single button capturing feasibility, unlike other techniques which require clicking on computer screens.
● A hand piece that can be plugged into a USB port to export images.
● A time-saving technique that helps take multiple images at once.
The Intraoral Camera obtains images from different angles, lessening the likelihood of a misdiagnosis.
There are three types of intraoral x-rays: occlusal, periapical and bitewing.