Technology makes dentistry more accurate and comfortable for our patients. While technology will never replace the skills of an experienced dentist, we have implemented some modern equipment and instruments that improve on the best dental care that we provide to Swansboro families.
Digital Dental X-Rays
Digital dental x-rays provide the highest resolution images possible in modern dentistry. Our dentists use digital x-rays to monitor what is happening beneath the dental enamel and gums. This might include decay, fractured teeth, fractured roots, bone levels, infections, cysts, and tumors.
We want your experience to be safe, so we use protective lead aprons and thyroid protectors while we take your x-rays. Digital dental x-rays also emit far less radiation – up to 80 percent less than traditional film x-rays.
Digital dental x-rays are green. We don’t need harmful chemicals to develop films, making them better for the environment.
Panoramic x-rays require you to stand or sit while the x-ray unit moves around your head. The result is a full-smile view of your teeth, bone, and jaw joints.
Knowledge is power and seeing what we are getting into with dental extractions, or dental implant placement means a smoother experience for you overall. We can avoid sinuses and nerves because we have a picture of what is happening beneath the gums and tooth structure.
Panoramic x-rays are also a perfect tool for orthodontic evaluation because they show the placement of the third molars before they even erupt. We can proactively recommend wisdom teeth extractions to help patients avoid pain and shifting teeth.
Have you ever noticed a change inside your mouth and tried to get a peek at your teeth in the mirror? It’s dark back there and the mouth opening in relation to the eyes makes it a nearly impossible task to get an accurate view of what's happening.
This is where our intraoral camera comes in. We can take high-resolution pictures inside your mouth to show you exactly what our dentists see when they look inside your mouth. We can bring up these images right in your treatment room for you to see and talk about with your Swansboro dentist.
That way, you know what your condition is before making a decision about which treatment you prefer.