When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Drs. Skabelund and Hillstead and their staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care.
Drs. Skabelund and Hillstead choose carefully when radiographs are taken. 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, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are valuable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Drs. Skabelund and Hillstead utilize Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs.
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 and diagnostic quality since we view the image on a computer monitor. 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.
Drs. Skabelund and Hillstead may utilize intraoral camera technology which helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. . An intraoral camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums. This imaging process assists us in accurately making a diagnosis. With clear, defined, enlarged images, we are able to see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you!
Intraoral cameras also enable our practice to save your images electronically, providing a permanent record of treatment. These images can be printed for you and shared with other specialists, including the dental lab and insurance companies when necessary.