Dental Imaging

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Dental Imaging Techniques and How They Can Help You

When you visit our office in Oro Valley, Arizona, we may need to take x-rays to diagnose pain you're experiencing or other issues. Our dentist uses a variety of different dental imaging options, including digital x-rays, to ensure the most accurate diagnosis and more efficient appointments.

Digital X-rays

Digital x-rays are one of the most commonly used dental imaging techniques, as they do not expose you to as much radiation as traditional film x-rays. The imaging results help our dentist identify any growths or abnormalities in the gums, teeth and jawbone with ease.  

The x-ray machine is connected to a computer that displays the image within minutes of them being taken. This not only makes your dental appointment shorter, but it also allows our dentist to view the results immediately, so you get answers to your oral health concerns right away. 

Intraoral Camera

An intraoral camera is a small video camera that takes an image of the outside of the gum or tooth. The intraoral camera resembles an oversized pen. While simultaneously viewing a monitor, the dentist inserts the camera into a patient's mouth and gently shifts it about so that images can be taken from a variety of angles.

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iTero Dental Impressions

The iTero Intraoral Scanner allows doctors to take a 3D digital scan of a patient’s teeth and bite rather than using a viscous impression material. This digital impression scanner can be used for veneers, crowns, bridges, surface inlays, onlays, implant abutments from single units to full arches and even modeling an Invisalign treatment. Patients are also able to view before and simulated after images of their dental treatments on an in-office computer display.

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KaVo DIAGNOdent Laser Cavity Finder

The KaVo DIAGNOdent laser is a revolutionary, ADA approved method for detecting cavities using sound. Using a low-density laser, hidden decay is found much the same way a metal detector locates metal objects in the ground. When the laser pinpoints a cavity, it produces a sound. Thanks to this new technology, your dentist at Pusch Peak Family Dental can discover unseen decay long before other conventional methods and provide treatment before larger oral problems develop. The procedure is quick and pain-free.

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If you have any questions regarding our dental imaging services or would like to come in for an exam, contact us today at 520-229-1444 to schedule an appointment.