Our doctors choose carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs. The information gathered on digital radiographs is invaluable when managing impacted teeth.
Dental radiographs are important aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Dr. Rentschler and Dr. Bruksch utilize Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to your dentist, other specialists or insurance companies.
Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on an HD computer monitor, rather than holding up a 35mm film up to the light. Digital X-rays results in 1/6th the radiation exposure to you.
3-D Digital Cone Beam Scanning
Our practice utilizes state-of-the-art cone-beam CT (computed tomography). This technology provides highly accurate 3-D radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning and treatment of impacted teeth, implantology, TMJ analysis, airway assessment, jaw fractures, jaw cysts and tumors, infections, orthognathic surgery and other dental procedures. Undistorted, anatomically correct views of the jaws, teeth and facial bones along with cross-sectional (bucco-lingual), axial, coronal, sagittal, cephalometric and panoramic views are easily generated. Three-dimensional images enable a level of anatomical accuracy and patient care that is not possible with 2-D technologies.
With the addition of cone-beam CT technology in our office, our practice is committed to providing innovative, high-quality, state-of-the-art patient care.