Techniques in Dental Imaging

Complete Dental of OKC is a dental practice that uses various techniques to concisely diagnose any dental issues that you may have. We use these techniques to offer you treatments for your specific condition or to verify that a treatment plan has worked. Dental imaging provides our dentist with insight into your oral health. 

Digital X-ray

Offering superior resolution with less radiation exposure, digital radiography at your Oklahoma City dentist is an excellent way to help diagnose oral problems. Digital X-rays not only use 90% less radiation than traditional film X-rays but are also much less time-consuming.

 Using a small radiographic camera that is only slightly larger than a pen, we capture images of each tooth. This technology eliminates the need for developing or chemical processing of the images. Instead, they appear instantly on a computer screen as each scan is complete. By shifting the angle of the imaging wand only slightly, the dentist can capture every surface of every tooth. 

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Intraoral Camera

Another common dental X-ray, the intraoral camera, is used when our dentist needs to take X-rays which show the interior of your mouth as clearly as possible.

There are three different types of intraoral X-rays that are used based on the area of the mouth that is being X-rayed. The following are the kinds of intraoral X-rays:

  • Periapical X-ray – This X-ray reveals the entire tooth, from where it starts at the jaw to the enamel. This is important to identify any unusual growths, abnormalities or changes which might be occurring at the root, near the gum or even other bone structures.

  • Bitewing X-ray – Focusing on the enamel of the teeth, bitewing X-rays are essential for identifying cavities and tooth decay which might occur even between the teeth. Tooth decay caused by gum diseases are also easy to identify with this tool. Sometimes for replacement or renewing of fillings, the bitewing X-ray can be used to identify the level of deterioration that has taken place.

  • Occlusal X-ray – This allows for a bigger look at the placement and arch of all the teeth. This is largely used to identify alignment problems and to fix them with the help of braces or other dental procedures.

Contact us at 405-601-1100 to schedule an appointment with our dentist at your convenience. Our staff is available to answer any questions you may have.