Digital Intraoral Sensor
We take dental x-ray images using the DEXIS digital intraoral sensor that captures detailed, consistent, and high quality images at a lower radiation level than that required by traditional x-ray film. Having the DEXIS integrated in our computer system allows the x-ray images to be viewed immediately on the computer screen, enabling the images to be enlarged. Dr. Kuo and the patient can view the x-rays and discuss treatment plan together.
Patient education is very important to Dr. Kuo. A close-up image can be used to explain the treatment needed if the patient does not understand the cause of their toothache or the reason for a treatment. We use an intraoral camera to take high-definition images to let the patient see the smallest cracks, caries, and lesions. This way, the patient can clearly see their condition and understand Dr. Kuo's diagnosis.
The panoramic x-ray reveals a wider area compared to a conventional intraoral x-ray. A panoramic x-ray is commonly performed diagnostic tool to plan treatment for dentures, extractions, implants, and orthodontics. The panoramic x-ray captures the entire mouth in a single 2-D image. The image will show the teeth, upper and lower jaws, and surrounding tissues.
Dental Cone Beam CT
A dental cone beam computed tomography is a special type of x-ray that produces 3-D images of the teeth, bone structure, nerve pathways, and soft tissue. The dental cone beam CT can be used to plan orthodontic treatment, diagnosing temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, and evaluation of the jaw, sinuses, nerve canals and nasal cavity. Dr. Kuo uses the dental cone beam CT for accurate placement of dental implants.