At Schultz Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, we want you to be well-informed about every facet of your dental care. An intraoral camera is an advanced tool that we utilize regularly for dental diagnoses. Roughly the size of a pen, this piece of invaluable technology allows us to view broken or cracked fillings, potential periodontal or gum problems, small tooth imperfections, and many other potential issues. An intraoral camera even provides a comforting and non-invasive way for us to view the back of your mouth.
An Enhanced Understanding with the IRIS HD Intraoral Camera
Our dentist, Dr. Jeffrey L. Schultz, recently added one of the finest intraoral cameras available to our practice: Digital Doc’s IRIS HD USB 3.0. This camera is nothing less than state-of-the-art, and it gives you and Dr. Schultz the ability to see specific areas of your mouth in high-definition on a nearby video monitor. The IRIS HD intraoral camera makes it possible for you to have a very clear idea of what’s going on with your teeth and gums.
With the IRIS HD intraoral camera, you and Dr. Schultz can view a tooth magnified to many times its normal size and basically take a “tour” of the inside of your mouth. Dr. Schultz can show you exactly what he sees, so you have a better understanding of your needs and treatment options.
Early Detections and Treatment
The intraoral camera is critical in detecting a problem at the early stages, which is always a positive and generally allows for easier treatment. The full-color, HD images provide you and Dr. Schultz with a detailed assessment, allowing you to make educated decisions about treatment options and care.
Sirona Panoramic Digital X-rays
Recent advancements in technology now allow our team to take x-rays digitally. In the past, our only option for obtaining oral x-rays was to position an uncomfortable film packet in your mouth and use a conventional dental x-ray machine. The exposed film packet would then take up to 10 minutes to develop. With digital radiography, the process is computerized, giving patients a more comfortable process and instant results. The digital images also allow Dr. Schultz to make the most accurate diagnosis.
The benefits of administering x-rays with digital radiography technology are twofold. Aside from collapsing the timeframe to complete the process, digital radiography can also be much safer as your radiation exposure is reduced by up to 90%. A sensor is placed next to your tooth and, within a few moments, your x-ray is shown on a computer screen in concise, high-definition detail.
The x-ray image can be enhanced or magnified once it has been displayed on the computer monitor, ultimately allowing Dr. Schultz to make a very accurate assessment and diagnosis. The images are also saved digitally on our computer, which allows for instantaneous retrieval. We can easily send the images to specialists or insurance providers, if necessary.
DIAGNOdent – Laser Cavity Detection System
By utilizing the KaVo DIAGNOdent laser cavity detection system, Dr. Schultz can recognize tooth decay easier and earlier than ever before. Catching tooth decay as soon as possible is critical to preventive dental care and preserving oral health. The DIAGNOdent is also extremely accurate, which aids Dr. Schultz in the diagnosis and ultimately creating the best treatment plan.
The Process and Function
Patients love this technology because it is easy, quick, and completely painless. A pencil-like instrument is placed on the tooth to scan the surface. It essentially uses a reflection of fluorescent light and an acoustic signal to identify the slightest signs of tooth decay. There is no x-ray or radiation exposure with the DIAGNOdent process.
If you would like more information on our dental technology, or if you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Schultz, please contact us today.