Dr. Keim and Dr. Burke choose carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs. Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal.
Dr. Keim and Dr. Burke utilize Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less and results in 1/6th the radiation exposure when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital X-rays also offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film to the light. Digital imaging helps us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. Digital imaging allows us to store patient images and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
Dr. Keim utilizes Intraoral Camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An Intraoral Camera is a very small camera – in some cases, just a few millimeters long. An Intraoral Camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth, and gums, for us to accurately make a diagnosis. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair time for you!
Intra-oral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.