All the above information will be gathered and a personalized treatment plan will be developed and discussed with you. Call Dental Care of Greensboro to schedule your comprehensive dental exam today. We want to partner with you in your oral health and help you maintain a healthy smile for a lifetime!
There are many potential problems and conditions we cannot see during your comprehensive dental exam. Digital x-rays help us identify and diagnose areas of concern including tooth decay, bone loss, cysts, and more, and provide a wealth of information that helps us design individualized preventive or restorative treatments.
Unlike traditional x-rays that use film, digital x-rays use electronic sensors that transmit images to a computer screen, allowing us to magnify them or enlarge them as needed for better visuals of your teeth. We can also adjust the brightness and contrast of the images, enabling us to see smaller cavities with ease. Digital x-rays expose patients to about 90 percent less radiation, providing a safer option than their traditional counterparts.
Intraoral cameras are tiny digital cameras that look like pens. They are designed to capture clear images of your teeth and transmit them to a screen in movie format. We are able to freeze and magnify the pictures more than 30x allowing us to view every aspect of each tooth in full color.
Intraoral cameras allow us to examine teeth surfaces, gum conditions, and minute details about tissues, cavities, damage to fillings, hairline fractures, plaque, and more. We use the information collected to create effective treatment plans. Intraoral cameras help in diagnosing the earliest stages of conditions such as gum disease, oral cancer, and more, allowing for prompt treatment and less invasive and costly treatments down the road.
Oral Cancer is said to be one the deadliest because it often goes undetected until it is in the latter stages. That is another reason why regular dental examinations are so critical. If caught and treated early, oral cancer has a very low morbidity rate. With roughly 30,000 new cases being diagnosed each year, your dentist is your first line of detection and defense against this disease.
Oral cancer can affect the lips, cheek lining, gums, tongue, floor and roof of the mouth, and also move back toward the throat.
Always report to Dental Care of Greensboro if you discover any of these possible signs: