Dental Imaging Treatments

There are different types of x-rays available for dental imaging. At Geist Dental Care, our dentist evaluates your needs to provide you with the best possible treatment. During your initial consultation with our dentist, part of the visit will require taking tests and evaluating dental issues that you may be experiencing. In most cases, the type of x ray used can deliver instant results, making it convenient for the dentist to identify the problem and determine a treatment. Some x-ray techniques are more suitable than others based on the symptoms you have.

Digital X-Rays

Digital X-rays are one of the most important advancements in dentistry. This technology replaces the traditional films used in conventional X-rays. Digital X-rays help diagnose dental health issues more safely and quickly. A digital X-ray emits 90 percent less radiation than a traditional X-ray. The images from this X-ray show up immediately so our dentist can quickly determine your oral health needs.

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Intraoral Camera

An intraoral camera is a small video camera that takes an image of the outside of the gum or tooth. The intraoral camera resembles an oversized pen. While simultaneously viewing a monitor, the dentist inserts the camera into a patient's mouth and gently shifts it about so that images can be taken from a variety of angles. 

The intraoral camera is extremely helpful in diagnosing dental conditions such as tooth decay and cracked teeth and in educating the patient. Since the intraoral camera is used in tandem with a computer screen or television monitor, your dentist can easily show you, in real-time, if you have a fractured tooth or need gum disease treatment. A picture is worth a thousand words!

Time-savings that come with the intraoral camera are especially noticeable when your dentist needs to take several images at one time. Intraoral camera images are easy to re-take, print and duplicate. Printouts can be sent to dental insurance companies to strengthen claims. In fact, these images are so useful that some insurance companies now accept images via e-mail; the reduced paper trail cuts down on claim-processing time and is an environmentally friendly option as well.

For more information on the intraoral camera at Geist Dental Care, call us at 317-826-4347 today!

iTero Dental Impressions

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Identifying the problem is the number one priority for our dentist to further decide the course of the required dental treatment to correct the problem. Good oral health has a great impact on your overall health. Geist Dental Care in Indianapolis, Indiana, has a dedicated team of professionals on board to assess and treat all your dental needs. If you have any questions regarding our dental imaging services or would like to come in for a consultation and quote, contact us today at 317-826-4347 to schedule an appointment.