Technology is constantly moving forward, and it helps us in the dental field continue to improve the quality of our care. In particular, many recent advancements have made the process of diagnosing oral health issues much faster, and it’s easier than ever to catch problems in their earliest stages. You can learn more about the technology we use at our dental office in Dallas by reading below, or you can reach out to us with any questions that you have so that we can help relieve any concerns that you might have.
A handheld mirror can help us examine your mouth from many different angles, but in order to get a detailed look at the various nooks and crannies, we can use an intraoral camera instead. This small wandlike advice makes it easier to narrow down decayed spots in the enamel and warning signs of gum infections while they’re still small. The images that we take with the intraoral camera can be displayed on a chairside monitor so that you can see the problems for yourself and make informed decisions about your care.
Digital X-rays eliminate the need for the environmentally harmful chemicals that were previously used to develop images. Also, digital X-rays are available immediately, meaning you spend less time waiting and more time having your dental issues properly diagnosed. And while digital radiography still involves a small amount of radiation exposure, it is much less than what you would be exposed to with traditional X-rays, making the process safer for everyone.