Techniques in Dental Imaging

To better detect, diagnose, treat and monitor oral conditions and diseases, dental professionals are using digital radiography, a type of X-ray imaging that uses digital X-ray sensors to replace traditional photographic X-ray film, thus producing enhanced computer images of teeth, gums and other oral structures and conditions.

Digital X-Rays

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

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Intraoral Camera

An intraoral camera allows for three viewing options. Our dentist will determine which one is best in your situation.

Periapical X-Rays: These X-rays produce results limited to a single tooth as it focuses on the details and the anatomy of that one tooth in particular. This type of intraoral camera detects even the smallest changes in your dental structure.

Bite-Wing X-Rays: These X-rays cover the upper and lower teeth of a specific area in your mouth. This intraoral camera helps detect tooth decay, cavities or any other abnormalities in your mouth.

Occlusal X-Rays: This intraoral camera focuses on the arch of the teeth on either the upper jaw or the lower jaw. This camera produces results that help study your dental structure and the effects of any procedure.

Creative Smiles Dental in Metairie, Louisiana, uses dental imaging techniques for faster and better results. Contact us at 504-885-0467 to schedule an appointment with our dentist at your convenience. Our staff is available to answer any of your questions.