Dental Imaging Evaluations

Dental Imaging technologies have developed new alternatives that have greatly improved the quality of initial  and routine evaluations. Our dentist at Independence Family Dental Care at Kansas City, Missouri always keep your best interests in mind. Dental Imaging devices and techniques have made leaps of advancements that deliver immediate and with a much higher resolution, images that will show exactly what is happening in the entire anatomy of your mouth. One may be more useful than the other one, depending on the case our dentist is dealing with. Our dentist will determine the optimal procedure for each specific case.

Digital X-Rays

Among the most sought-after dental imaging techniques, digital x-rays are useful as they do not expose you to as much radiation as film x-rays tend to do. The imaging results help our dentist identify any growths or abnormalities in the gums, teeth, and enamel with ease and microscopic accuracy. The digital x-ray machine is connected to a computer that showcases the image within seconds of being taken. This not only makes your dental appointment shorter, it also lets our dentist view the results immediately instead of having to wait hours or days like previous technologies required.

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 Independence Family Dental Care, call us at 816-478-0013 today!

If you have any questions regarding our dental imaging services or would like to come in for a consultation and quote, contact us today 816-478-0013 to schedule an appointment.