Dental Imaging

At Austell Family Dental Care in Austell Georgia our office provides various imaging techniques that help our dentist make thorough diagnoses. Please review our dental imaging techniques listed below:  

Digital X-Rays

Among the most commonly used dental imaging techniques, digital x-rays are useful because they do not expose you to as much radiation as film x-rays often do. The imaging results help our dentist identify any growths or abnormalities in the gums, teeth and enamel with efficiency.

The x-ray machine is connected to a computer that displays the images minutes after they are taken. This not only makes your dental appointment shorter, it also allows our dentist to view the results immediately instead of having to wait hours or days for them to be ready.

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 Austell Family Dental Care, call us at 770-702-7850 today!

Austell Family Dental Care in Austell Georgia has the ideal dental imaging procedure for you. Call us at 770-702-7850 for an appointment or come by our office today! Our staff is available to answer any questions you may have.