Dental Imaging Techniques

When you visit our dentist, the majority of the initial visit is spent diagnosing any dental problems you may be experiencing. In most cases, the type of x-ray used can deliver instant results, making it convenient for our dentist to identify the problem and evaluate it appropriately. At Adams Dairy Family Dental Care, we utilize a variety of dental imaging techniques to ensure the most thorough evaluation of your teeth, gums and jaw. Take a closer look at the various systems available at our Blue Springs, Missouri dental office, below. 

Digital X-Rays

Among the most commonly used dental imaging techniques, digital x-rays offer lower radiation exposure in comparison to traditional film x-rays. The imaging results provided by this dental imaging system help our dentist identify any growths or abnormalities in the gums, teeth and enamel with ease. To achieve the results, the x-ray machine is connected to a computer that showcases the image within minutes of them being taken. This quick turnaround not only makes your dental appointment shorter, but it also allows our dentist to view the results immediately instead of waiting hours or even days

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 Adams Dairy Family Dental Care, call us at 816-229-4527 today!

If you have any questions regarding these dental imaging techniques, our team at Adams Dairy Family Dental Care is happy to provide more information. Our goal is to ensure each of patients is provided with a satisfactory experience, from start to finish. Contact our team today for more information or to schedule your appointment by calling.