If it's been a while since your last dental visit, you will be pleasantly surprised to see the way that technology has made treatment easier and more effective than ever. Dr. Breaux and our team are committed to bringing you the highest level of oral health care available, and modern technology helps us achieve that goal.
Digital Radiography (X-Rays)
Digital x-rays are a type of dental imaging that allows us to send images directly to a computer for storage. In just a few moments, we can view the digitally perfect images on a monitor screen.
We can then share the image with you so that you see what we see, making it easier for you to understand why your treatment is necessary. Digital images are also safer for you because they significantly reduce the amount of radiation exposure.
Digital x-rays offer several other advantages over traditional film x-rays. For example, the software allows us to enhance and enlarge the image, which helps our dentist see even the tiniest changes, which wouldn't be seen during a visual oral exam.
Digital images can also be shared electronically with a specialist or a new dentist if you move. Finally, digital images are better for the environment since we don’t have to dispose of the potentially hazardous materials used with film x-rays.
In order to make each of your visits as efficient as possible, we store all your patient information, history, and charts electronically. The information we input is stored securely to our in-house system. This method of record-keeping is easier on the environment, but it also provides easy access to the information we need to help us make the most appropriate decisions about your dental treatment. Electronic records also allow us to easily send records to specialists as needed.
An intraoral camera is a small handheld camera that was designed specifically for use in dental offices. This technology allows us to share images of your mouth with you so you can see what’s happening with your teeth and why treatment is necessary. An intraoral camera is very small, about the size of a pen.
Images taken with our intraoral cameras are stored digitally at our office, helping us to develop a comprehensive history of your treatment and share it with your insurance company or specialists as needed.