What is Digital Scanning?
Digital scanning allows us to find dental and oral conditions that cannot be easily seen with the naked eye. We use a range of technological devices in our practices, including intra-oral cameras and Velscope imaging. Both of these technologies are helpful in keeping your teeth, gums, and mouth healthy, and in diagnosing a variety of conditions.
Why is Digital Scanning needed?
The reason we may recommend digital scanning is because we need to see further into a condition that is difficult to detect on our own. Digital scanning is helpful because it allows us to collect information about your oral health that a regular examination simply will not provide. The scans are safe, and can be customized to fit our patients’ needs. With the variety of digital scanning devices available, we can figure out which option works best for you.
What Digital Scanning options are available?
We work with two different types of digital scanning devices. The first is known as an intra-oral camera. This camera allows us to see small areas of decay, cracks, and fractures that would otherwise go undetected with a typical exam. Velscope is another technology used in our office, which helps us to detect oral cancer, allowing treatment to be started started earlier.
What happens during Digital Scanning?
With our intra-oral camera, we will use a small probe and place it in the mouth. Both you and the dental team will be able to see the inside of your mouth, and allowing our team to find intra-oral problems easily and quickly. This helps in creating a treatment plan that is specific to your own personal needs. Our Velscope device can be used when we suspect oral cancer. The device helps to identify different spots and lesions within the mouth so that we can recommend the best treatment options available for you. Both technologies are safe to use, and can be incredibly beneficial to your overall oral health and well-being when used in our office as part of your treatment.
If you think you might benefit from our digital scanning options, call us today and we will be happy to help you out.