Intraoral Cameras, Digital X-Rays, and Panorex
Maintaining a functional and beautiful smile has never been as attainable as it is right now with the current advances in dental technology.
Dental X-rays are an invaluable tool in ensuring your smile stays happy and healthy. By creating inside images of your teeth, X-rays enable Dr. Monroe to diagnose problems such as cavities, fractures, anatomical abnormalities, and impacted teeth. Digital x-rays also have less radiation than traditional non digital x-rays.
At Monroe Family Dentistry, we focus on preventative dentistry, and are able to fix issues before they become bigger concerns.
Monroe Family Dentistry is equipped with a Panorex X-ray machine. Panorex is a two-dimensional X-ray that fully captures the upper and lower jaws, teeth, temporomandibular joints (TMJs), and sinuses on the same film. In addition to orthodontic assessments, Panorex films can detect signs of oral cancer, assess the jaw joint, and assist in diagnosing advanced periodontal disease.
Resembling a large pen, an intraoral camera is a compact camera that takes high-resolution footage or images of your mouth, gums, and teeth which are displayed in real-time on a monitor. Intraoral cameras have a variety of practical uses, including diagnosing dental issues, documenting dental procedures, and offering patients an educational opportunity to see their mouth through the dentist’s eyes.
Top 3 Benefits of Intraoral Cameras
Intraoral cameras are equipped with refined technological features, such as LED lighting, powerful magnification, and camera rotation. With the ability to examine your mouth in such meticulous detail, Dr. Monroe is able to provide you with a highly accurate diagnosis.
The images and footage captured by intraoral cameras can be easily archived in your dental records and retrieved for future evaluation, comparison, treatment, and insurance coverage.
An Inside Look
No matter how many tricks we may try at home, it’s simply not possible for us to view the inside of our mouth the way our dentist does. Intraoral cameras allow you to see inside your mouth while Dr. Monroe points out any issues and explains your options for maintenance and treatment, empowering you to make a more informed decision about the course of your dental care.