Dental Imaging Techniques
At Rockingham Dental Group - Exeter, our dentist uses a variety of different dental imaging tools and techniques to diagnose conditions and plan treatments. Whether it's a digital x-ray to examine the tooth roots or a 3D scan used to plan orthodontic treatment, you can feel confident that the advanced dental imaging tools used will ensure you receive the most accurate diagnosis and the most precise treatment possible.
One of the most frequently used dental imaging tools is the digital x-ray. Our dentist typically takes digital x-rays once a year at one of your biannual exams and cleanings to monitor the health of your tooth roots, jawbone and more. The high-quality images obtained through this x-ray allow our dentist diagnose infections, cracked tooth roots, impacted teeth, bone loss and more. Fortunately, modern x-rays are faster and safer than older technology. The digital format produces less radiation than traditional films, and the process takes just a few minutes to complete and our dentist can instantly view and analyze the results.
The intraoral camera is another dental imaging tool used by our dentist at Rockingham Dental Group - Exeter. It's a type of x-ray used to take detailed images inside the mouth. There are three types of x-rays we can take using the intraoral camera:
- Bitewing: This type of x-ray focuses on the tooth enamel to identify cavities and monitor the condition of dental restorations like fillings and crowns.
- Periapical: If there are any unusual growths or abnormalities within the gums, at the tooth roots or within the jawbone, this x-ray will detect them.
- Occlusal: For patients in need of orthodontic treatment, occlusal x-rays are taken to identify areas of misalignment and plan treatment.
If you have any questions regarding the dental imaging equipment used at our Exeter, New Hampshire, office or if you'd like to schedule an appointment, please call us at 603-772-7874.