During your visit to West University Family Dentistry, you can expect your oral exam to be accompanied by x-rays or other dental imaging techniques. Dentists use imaging to find cavities, hidden dental structures, bone loss or malignant or benign masses.
A cephalometric X-ray, or ceph X-ray, is a diagnostic radiograph used primarily for orthodontic treatment planning. Ceph X-Rays are extraoral, so patients do not have to insert any sort of trays, bitewings or films into the mouth. They are also are safe, fast, painless and extremely effective.Read more about Ceph X-Ray
Among the most commonly used dental imaging techniques, digital x-rays do not expose you to as much radiation as film x-rays (up to 90% less). The imaging results help your dentist identify any abnormalities in the gums, teeth and enamel. Unlike film x-rays, digital x-rays yield high quality images almost instantaneously, resulting in shorter dental visits!
Another common dental x-ray, the intraoral camera, is used when your dentist needs to take x-rays which show the interior of your mouth as clearly as possible.Read more about Intraoral Camera
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Dental imaging helps your dentist make a well-informed diagnosis and treatment plan catered to your unique needs. There are various types of x-rays available for dental imaging. Depending on your symptoms, some x-ray procedures will be more suitable than others.
If you have any questions regarding our dental imaging services or would like to come in for a consultation, contact us at 608-238-6244 to schedule an appointment.