If you have not had a dental exam in quite some time, it could help to know that you are not alone. Most people can be very concerned when it comes to their oral health, but quite a few refuse to schedule an appointment out of fear. What could be exciting to discover is that through recent incredible advancements in the field of dentistry, David Crumpton, DDS has adopted several of the most modern methods available. We hope to be able to help you overcome your anxiety with some useful information about digital imaging.
How X-rays Can Help You
Through poor oral hygiene and bad eating habits, many of the those who choose not to have regular checkups may feel that they already have a pretty good idea of the condition of their teeth and are okay with it. What you may not know, though, is that through digital x-rays, we can take a picture of your entire mouth and see every angle. Whereas you may feel that your mouth is a lost cause, we may be able to prove not only is it possible the damage is not nearly as bad as you think, but that there may also be a way to repair it.
When you come in for your appointment, be sure to wear loose clothing so that when you are in one of our cushioned dental chairs, you can feel quite comfortable. Try not to wear any metal jewelry, such as piercings, necklaces, and hairpins, as they can affect the accuracy of the machine. You will need to remove your hearing aid or glasses if you have them just before the exam. Make sure if you already have any dental pieces you currently wear with you so they can be evaluated as well.
If you have dental pain that makes any sort of pressure uncomfortable, you may be happy to learn that some types of x-rays never have even to touch your face. A digital x-ray is painless and very quick. A large, metal arm will rotate around your head in a full circle to rapidly take up to 200 images of your mouth. The pictures take seconds to process, and the, result is an amazing 3D representation of your teeth and the bones surrounding them. We can then use the images immediately to start discussing a possible treatment plan with you.
Digital Imaging for A Happier You
Because everything is digital, within minutes, your x-rays and dental information can be passed along to the team who will be responsible for your care. All files can be saved. We can keep a close eye on any changes through your precise 3D image and address any abnormalities with each visit to prevent problems before they can happen.
Through the use of advanced technology, it can be much easier to transition someone from a damaged mouth to one that could be the epitome of health. If you are interested in learning more about how digital imaging can help you, stop by David Crumpton, DDS where we are happy to answer your questions, or please call 817-678-7395 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!