Our dentist is implementing new digital imaging tools and techniques offered by advancements in technology, to offer the most efficient and effective treatment available. On your first visit, most of the time will be spent diagnosing the cause of your dental concerns, running quick tests and a getting an x-ray.
Digital x-rays are one of the most important advancements in dentistry. The technology replaces traditional film x-rays with advanced electronic sensors. As a tool, the digital x-ray is a highly-valued resource and is now one of the most accepted methods of digital imaging.Read more about Digital X-rays
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 Greer Family Dental Care, call us at 864-655-5870 today!
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