Our doctors choose carefully which and when radiographs are to be taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see the bones of the head and teeth. These cannot be seen with the naked eye. 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. Our office utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 90 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us to manipulate the image. We may be able to diagnose detal decay and bone loss. Digital imaging allows us to store patient images and recall older images for comparison, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light. Digital X-rays results in 90 % less radiation exposure to you.
Our staff utilizes intraoral camera technology which will help you understand 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, in order 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 Wai Kee Lee, DMD, John I. Cassis, DMD or Wai S Cheung, DDS, DMD, MS computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.