When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr. Callstrom and his staff utilize current technology to enhance the quality of your dental care. Dr. Callstrom uses magnification eye-ware to enhance the precision of patient care and uses high quality air-driven” hand-pieces” (the dental term for “drills”) to minimize vibration and noise.
Digital Radiographs (x-rays)
Dr. Callstrom chooses carefully how and when radiographs (x-rays) are taken, including panoramic images. There are many guidelines that we follow to minimize radiation exposure. Radiographs allow us to see things 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, 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. Callstrom utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging software can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. We are able to see cavities better. We can easily show these findings to our patients on our computer screens.
Digital imaging also allows us to easily store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
Intraoral Digital Cameras
Dr. Callstrom utilizes intraoral digital camera technology to enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera which can be used inside the mouth to capture close-up images. These images are clear and precise pictures of your teeth and tissues that can be viewed on a computer screen and lead to a better understanding and visualization of your dental conditions.
Intraoral images are easily saved on our office computer. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance company.