Dental Imaging

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Dental Imaging Methods

Our dentist uses several dental imaging methods at our office to accurately diagnose oral health issues and plan precise treatments. The type of x-rays or other imaging needed will depend on your unique symptoms. Additionally, x-rays are also performed at least once per year as part of your biannual exam and teeth cleaning. 

Digital X-rays

Traditional film x-rays were a lengthy process and resulted in alarming amounts of radiation exposure. Today, our dentist uses digital x-rays instead. The machine is connected to a computer so the images are displayed immediately. Our dentist can quickly examine them, identify any abnormalities and discuss treatment options with you, all within a few minutes' time. The process also requires far less radiation exposure, making digital x-rays much safer for our patients.

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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 in Bloomington, Illinois, has a dedicated team of professionals on board to evaluate and address all of your dental concerns. Identifying the problem is the first step for our dentist to recommend appropriate treatment solutions. 

If you have any questions regarding our dental imaging services or would like to come in for a consultation, contact us today at 309-664-6868 to schedule an appointment.