Dental Imaging Techniques
During your initial visit to our dentist, we will use modern dental imaging techniques such as digital x-rays to diagnose any dental condition that may be affecting you. In many cases, these techniques provide immediate results, so our dentist can begin planning appropriate treatment promptly. There are various x-rays available for dental imaging. Some x-ray procedures may be more appropriate than others depending on your symptoms.
Digital x-rays are one of the most commonly used dental imaging techniques, as they do not expose you to as much radiation as traditional film x-rays. The x-ray machine is connected to a computer, which displays the images within minutes of being taking. This not only shortens your appointment times, but it also allows our dentist to review the results with you immediately so you can receive prompt treatment.
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.Read more about Intraoral Camera
KaVo DIAGNOdent Laser Cavity Finder
The KaVo DIAGNOdent laser is a revolutionary, ADA approved method for detecting cavities using sound. Using a low-density laser, hidden decay is found much the same way a metal detector locates metal objects in the ground. When the laser pinpoints a cavity, it produces a sound. Thanks to this new technology, your dentist at Plano Smile Design can discover unseen decay long before other conventional methods and provide treatment before larger oral problems develop. The procedure is quick and pain-free.Read more about KaVo DIAGNOdent Laser Cavity Finder
If you have any questions regarding our dental imaging services or would like to come in for a consultation, contact us today at 972-517-6453 to schedule an appointment. At Plano Smile Design in Plano, Texas, our dentist has a dedicated team of professionals to provide you the oral health results you need!