Dental Imaging

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Our Dental Imaging

X-rays generally reveal defects in your dental structure and various other problems with your teeth. On the other hand, dental imaging is utilized to learn about the presence of cavities, dental infections and oral masses that can be either harmless or threatening. Dental imaging is also used to study bone loss in a patient.

CEPH X-ray

This particular x-ray also gives a comprehensive look at a patient’s dental structure, bones and jaw placements, and only takes a few minutes to develop. The main reason to use this kind of x-ray is to predict the consequences of the procedure or the treatment suggested by our dentist. The CEPH x-ray helps our dentist select the best course of action for the patient.

Digital X-rays

Offering superior resolution with less radiation exposure, digital radiography at your O'Fallon dentist is an excellent way to help diagnose oral problems. Digital X-rays not only use 90% less radiation than traditional film X-rays but are also much less time-consuming.

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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.

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iTero Dental Impressions

iTero is a scanner which helps take oral impressions for our dentist to understand the case of the patient more precisely. This scanner is quick and produces clearer images. Since this technology takes a 3D view of a patient’s mouth, it helps to create a complete dental map of the patient. This enables our dentist in diagnosis, analyzing the causes of any problems that the patient may have.

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 Deer Creek Dental can discover unseen decay long before other conventional methods and provide treatment before larger oral problems develop. The procedure is quick and pain-free.

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Our dentist at Deer Creek Dental, O'Fallon, Missouri, is skilled in using these advanced equipment. Call us at 636-240-0115 for an appointment or come to our office today. Our dentist is ready to answer any questions you may have.