When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr. Golden and his staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality of your dental care.
Dr. Golden chooses carefully when radiographs (X-rays) are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. 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. Dr. Golden utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 60 percent less when compared to traditional film radiographs. 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. We may be able to see cavities better. Digital imaging allows us to store patient images and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
An Intraoral Camera is a very small camera that allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums to aid in diagnosis. Dr. Golden utilizes a SOPRO LIFE Intraoral Camera which has a cavity detection mode, which can detect certain cavities while they are very small. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations.