Precision Dentistry Lebanon TN
When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr. Pfountz and his staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care.
Our practice uses magnification to enhance the precision of patient care.
Dr. Timothy A. Pfountz carefully determines which type of radiographs are taken, when necessary. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see every aspect in which we cannot see with our own human 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. Pfountz 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, such as being able to see cavities more accurately.
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 rather than holding up a film up to the light. Digital X-rays result in 1/6th the amount of 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.
Timothy Pfountz, DDS utilizes intraoral camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera – in some cases, just a few millimeters long. It allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums, in order for us to accurately make a diagnosis. With clearly-defined, enlarged images, you are able to 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. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.