Our Dental Imaging Technology

With digital x-rays and other advancements in dental imaging technology, our dentist is better able to provide you with prompt and accurate diagnoses of oral health complications. As a result, we can develop treatment plans more quickly and perform more precise procedures. 

Digital X-rays

Digital x-rays are one of the most significant advancements in dental imaging technology as it replaces the use of traditional films with advanced, electronic sensors. As a result, x-rays are completed in a more efficient manner, shortening appointment times, and exposure to radiation is kept to a minimum. 

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 Prince Creek Dental Care, call us at 843-651-0146 today!

Call us at 843-651-0146 to learn more about our digital x-rays and other dental imaging techniques or to schedule an appointment.