Dr. Homicz chooses carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see inside the teeth, between he teeth and under the gums. Radiographs enable us to detect and diagnose cavities, gum disease and bone pathology.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Dr. Homicz utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. 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.
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 1/6th the radiation exposure to you.
Many patients, especially younger patients, are very familiar with the latest technology and are comfortable with the high tech practice. Computers and TV screens are their primary method of information processing.
Dr. Homicz utilizes an intraoral camera to help enhance your understanding of your your oral health. diagnosis. Intraoral images allow Dr. Homicz to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums, in order to make the most accurate 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 our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments.