Part of your normal cleaning and prevention plan at Advanced Dental Concepts includes having X-rays of your teeth taken periodically. We aim to provide dental technology for patients in Hammond. Our office is equipped with the latest X-ray technology, digital radiography, for the most accurate images possible.
Digital X-rays are instantly viewable and can be performed right here in our office. This means that you no longer have to wait for weeks to receive a diagnosis; instead, Dr. Neil, Dr. Luong and our dental team can determine if there are any problems or decay present almost instantly. In addition, digital X-rays emit up to 90% less radiation than traditional X-ray film, which means that you and your children remain completely safe throughout your visit. To learn more about our advanced technology or our services, we invite you to give our office a call soon.
A Brief Look at Dental X-Rays
The Use of Teeth X-Rays
Dental professionals today are increasingly using digital dental radiographs (digital X-rays) to better detect, diagnose, treat, and monitor oral conditions and diseases.
Dental radiographs or digital X-rays treat, diagnose, monitor, and detect oral conditions and disease. They have been the go-to method for dentists to delve deeper into a patient’s dental health. This technology replaces the traditional photographic X-ray film, producing enhanced computer images of structures of mouth, teeth, and gums.
The Three Methods of Teeth X-Rays
Direct: Uses an electronic sensor placed in the mouth in order to record images.
Indirect: Uses an X-ray film scanner to see traditional X-rays as digital images.
Semi-indirect: A combination of a scanner and sensor to convert X-rays into a digital film.
Types Dental Radiographs
Intraoral: This is taken inside the mouth. It’s the most common type and is used to detect cavities, as well as check the status of developing teeth and bone health.
Extraoral: Taken from outside the teeth, but they don’t provide the same feature as intraoral x-rays. On the other hand, they are used to monitor jaw growth and development, determine potential problems between teeth, jaws and other facial bones, detect impacted teeth.
Benefits of Digital Dental Radiography
Digital X-rays can be viewed on any computer screen and are enhanced for contrast and detail, and then transmitted with to specialists without sacrificing quality.
They also reveal hidden areas of decay between the teeth or below gum disease, bone infections, cysts, abscesses or fillings and other dental and oral health issues that cannot be detected by visual examination alone.
Teeth radiographs provide early detection and treatment of dental problems that in turn save money and time. The technology also removes the chemical process of hazardous wastes, which makes them friendly to the environment.
In addition, digital x-rays have colorizing features, as well as 3-D, sharpness, zoom, and flip, and among others. Digital images of the problems detected can be transferred or enhanced in a computer screen right next to the patient’s chair.
Digital X-rays are easier and less time-consuming in terms of teeth examination and diagnosis. It will save the trouble for both dentist and patient, and it’s easy to record the latter’s dental files. Digital radiographs do have their limits, but it’s no denying that they have played a big role in helping dentists detect different dental and oral diseases and infections.
Drop by our office to learn more about our other dental technology treatments or ask our dentists for the right procedure for your teeth, mouth or gums.
1607 Martens Dr, Hammond, LA 70401
Monday 8AM – 5PM
Tuesday 7AM – 3PM
Wednesday 8AM – 5PM
Thursday 7AM – 3PM
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Advanced Dental Concepts is located at Martens Dr, a 6-minute drive away from Whitmar Acres.
From Whitmar Acres: Head north on Edwards Pl toward Amar Dr. Turn left onto Amar Dr. Turn left onto N Oak St. Sharp right onto W University Ave and turn left onto Martens Dr to reach the destination.
From West Gate Shopping Center: Head north toward N Morrison Blvd and turn left onto N Morrison Blvd. Turn right onto Pat Dr/Western Ave and turn left onto Martens Dr.
About Hammond LA
Don’t complete your tour of Hammond with a history lesson that you can enjoy with family or friends. Louisiana is rich in culture and history, and Hammond is one of its cities that offer a glimpse of the old days.
Here are some places in the city that you can check out and learn a thing or two how Hammond came to be.
Independence Historic District
The business district now consists of 38 structures most of which are brick buildings that date all the way back from 1913 to 1930. Dating back to 1837, the entire district has prospered due to the Italian immigrant truck farmers. Unfortunately, one of the buildings burned down in a fire in 1913. It was eventually rebuilt and has become one of the popular historic attractions in the city.
Located at 200 East Chestnut Street in Amite, Greenlawn House contains a one-story rear wing and full galleries. The house features a Victorian Renaissance Revival, with a touch of Queen Anne decorations.
According to local tradition, the house was built in the 1890s by Bolivar Edwards, a prominent lawyer. The house remained in his family until 1972.
Camp Moore consists of about 450 acres of land covered mostly with woods and open fields. The place has buildings such as the Camp Moore Confederate Museum, the United Daughters of the Confederacy chapter house, and several residence. The cemetery in the area is the final resting place for Confederate soldiers who died while training at Camp Moore. That being said, it has a military significance seeing it was the training ground for about 25,000 Louisiana soldiers before entering combat during the Civil War.