Dental Imaging

At Audubon Dental & Implant Center in Lexington, Kentucky, we use various techniques to concisely diagnose any dental issues that may be present. Dental imaging provides our dentist with insight into your oral health and has proven to be very useful in the creation of treatment plans. Below, you'll find the dental imaging techniques available at our dental office. 

Digital X-Rays

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

To capture these insights, the x-ray machine is connected to a computer that showcases the images within minutes of them being taken. This quick turnaround 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.

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 Audubon Dental & Implant Center, call us at 859-252-5220 today!

Audubon Dental & Implant Center in Lexington, Kentucky, has a dedicated team here to answer your questions and address any concerns. For questions or to schedule an appointment with our dentist, please feel free to call us at 859-252-5220.