Dental Imaging El Paso Texas – Mesa Street Dental

Dental imaging has changed a lot, and now we have more tools than just the usual X-rays to help dentists see what’s happening in patients’ mouths. These tools are great for figuring out what’s wrong, planning how to fix it, and making sure patients get the best care.

Here’s a quick look at some of the dental imaging tools we use for checking teeth:

Digital X-rays

  • These are the new kind of X-rays that work faster and don’t need as much radiation, which is safer for patients and dental staff.  

  • Digital X-rays give us a really clear look at our teeth and bones, and because the pictures are digital, it’s easy to store them on a computer, share them, and look at them over time.

Intraoral Cameras

  • These tiny cameras go right into our mouths and take clear pictures of our teeth and gums. Patients can see what the dentist sees on a screen, which helps you understand more about our dental health.

Panoramic X-rays

  • Imagine taking a big picture that shows all of your mouth at once – that’s what panoramic X-rays do.

  • They’re very helpful for seeing the big picture, like checking out jaw issues, teeth that haven’t come in yet, or getting ready for braces or dental implants.

Cephalometric Projections

  • This is a special X-ray that shows the side of your face. Dentists use this type of imaging for braces, to see how your teeth, jaw, and head are all lined up, and to help plan your treatment.

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

  • This tool uses light to take pictures like slices of your teeth and gums. It’s starting to be used more by dentists to catch problems early, like cavities or gum disease, without having to poke around too much.

Ultrasound Imaging

  • Not used as much in dentistry, ultrasound can look at soft parts in your mouth without using any radiation. It might help find things like cysts or other growths, making it a safe choice for some patients.

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), or “3D X-ray,” revolutionizes dental imaging with its detailed 3D views of teeth, tissues, and bone. It significantly improves implant planning, root canal therapy, orthodontic treatments, and trauma diagnosis, making dental care more accurate and effective.

Why Choose Mesa Street Dental for Your Imaging Needs?

At Mesa Street Dental, we understand the importance of advanced dental imaging in providing top-tier patient care. Our state-of-the-art CBCT and X-ray equipment are operated by highly trained professionals dedicated to patient comfort and safety. Here’s why our patients trust us for their dental imaging needs:

  • Comprehensive Diagnostics: Our advanced imaging technologies enable us to diagnose and treat a wide range of dental issues with greater accuracy and efficiency.

  • Patient-Centered Care: We prioritize your comfort and safety, ensuring that all imaging procedures are performed with minimal discomfort and radiation exposure.

  • Customized Treatment Planning: Detailed imaging allows us to create tailored treatment plans that address each patient’s unique needs, ensuring the best possible outcomes.

The world of dental imaging keeps getting better, giving us clearer pictures and helping dentists make sure our treatments work well. With all these advancements, going to the dentist is becoming more precise, efficient, and safer than ever.