DIGITAL Radiographs (X-rays) represent a significant advantage to traditional film x-rays. Digital radiographs require significantly less radiation, which translates to less exposure for our patients, all while producing the most clear, diagnostic images possible. This means tiny changes that may not be noticeable during the clinical exam can be detected earlier. These changes include:
-Decay between the teeth -Restorations (fillings) that are leaking, or have decay starting underneath them. -Crowns that are not fitting correctly -Tumors, bone cancer, and other malignancies -Cracks or other damage in an existing filling or tooth -Bone loss associated with periodontal (gum) disease -Hard deposits (tartar or calculus) under gums -Problems with a root canal. -Tooth growth and development in children
Digital images are much more easily shared with specialists or other dentists by securing sending them electronically.
DIGITAL INTRAORAL CAMERA: Dental images provide invaluable information to the ongoing dental health of our patients. These images allow the ability to track the progress of restorations, wear patterns, and other areas of concern. These pictures are very helpful for you to see your teeth and better understand the areas of concern. There is nothing more enjoyable for Dr. Brimhall, than to help educate patients about their oral health. Intraoral image help make that possible.