Digital Radiographs (X-rays)
We offer digital radiographs (X-rays), which use less radiation and which are safer for you than traditional film-based X-rays. Radiographs are a necessary diagnostic tool in the field of dentistry. More than half of each tooth is hidden and surrounded by bone, and the only way to truly evaluate the health of your teeth and the bone surrounding your teeth is through these necessary, diagnostic radiographs. At Elgin Family Dentistry, we research the latest trends in technology to find the solutions that best promote your overall health, safety, and comfort.
Quit relying on the use of small mirrors and flashlights or on pulling back your tender cheek to get a better look at your teeth! With an intraoral camera, you can see exactly what your dentist sees during both treatment planning and dental procedures. You will have a greater understanding of both your oral health and of our recommended treatments. Our dental team uses this technology to discuss treatment options with you, and they are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Digital photography gives Dr. Kingsley and Dr. Peters instant images to use for cosmetic imaging or to keep on file to track your progress. Digital images can be electronically saved and are more efficient than traditional photographs that show less detail and that must be taken offsite for development.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer affects tens of thousands of Americans every year. As with most cancers, the key to beating the disease is catching it before it progresses to a later stage. With early detection from a routine oral cancer screening, there is a 90% successful rate of cure after diagnosis.
No matter what your age, you deserve to look and feel healthy. A strong, beautiful, and functioning smile plays a major role in the quality of your life as you age. You will appreciate a better diet, a younger appearance, and greater confidence. We tend to find that our older adult population is usually taking a lot of medications which can lead to dry mouth causing dental decay (cavities). This is why timely check-ups and cleanings are so very important even in your later years.