Dental Imaging

When visiting Dental Group of Rockford you will undergo an evaluation to identify 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.

Dental imaging is an advanced procedure that depends on the extent of radiation penetrating through the patient’s dental structures. There are different types of x-rays available for dental imaging. Our dentist evaluates your needs to provide you with best possible outcome. Dental imaging is a great tool to learn about the presence of cavities, dental infections, and other oral issues in a patient. Traditional x-rays generally reveal the issues in your dental structure and various other problems with your teeth.

Digital X-rays

Among the most commonly used dental imaging techniques, digital x-rays are useful as they do not expose you to as much radiation as traditional x-rays tend to do. The imaging results help our dentist identify any growths or abnormalities in the gums, teeth and enamel with ease.

The x-ray machine is connected to a computer that showcases the image within minutes of being taken. This not only makes your dental appointment shorter, it also allows our dentist to view the results immediately instead of having to wait hours or days.

Below are some great benefits of digital X-rays in comparison to the traditional x-ray:

  • Produces less radiation

  • Enables our dentist to make a more accurate diagnosis

  • Reduces the use of materials or harsh chemicals

  • Quicker to use and provides immediate results

  • Produces better image results, enabling our dentist to figure out abnormalities in teeth, gums or enamel instantly.

In addition to that, digital x-rays provide exceptional quality images for our dentist, who is able to adjust the image (contrast or brightness) as needed. This technique has become one of the most adopted methods of digital imaging.

Intraoral Camera

An intraoral camera is a type of dental imaging equipment which provides great convenience in taking internal images of a patient’s mouth. It helps in viewing the internal sections of the mouth with improved visibility.

Some advantages of using an intraoral camera include:

  • Ergonomically designed hand-pieces to obtain high-quality images

  • Single button capturing functionality, unlike other techniques which require clicking on computer screens

  • A hand-piece that can be plugged into a USB port to export images

  • More visibility to patients, making them more responsive to recommended treatments

  • A time-saving technique that helps take multiple images at once

In a nutshell, the intraoral camera offers great feasibility to obtain images from different angles, lessening the likelihood of a misdiagnosis. Moreover, there are three different types of intraoral x-rays that our dentist can get using these cameras, namely Occlusal, Periapical and Bitewing.

If you have any questions regarding our dental imaging services or would like to come in for a consultation and quote, contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Identifying the issue is the first step for our dentist to evaluate and suggest the required dental treatments in order to correct the problem.Dental Group of Rockford in Rockford, Illinois has a dedicated team of professionals on board to assess and treat all of your dental needs.