Our goal at Dentistry of Nashville is to keep all of our patients healthy and happy. An important component of that involves x-rays and checkups, which help Drs. Elam, Fleming, and Vaughan to spot any abnormalities early and treat them quickly.
X-Rays, Scans, and Diagnostics
Our office proudly uses a 3D CT scanner for imaging. With this advanced dental technology, our Nashville dentists are able to obtain better, more accurate images of your teeth and mouth than traditional x-rays. Compared to traditional x-rays, CT scanners are:
- More efficient – We can see your entire mouth rather than just a small corner from an x-ray.
- More precise – CT scanners give us 3D renderings of your mouth, so we can assess your alignment and jaw much more accurately.
- More in-depth – We are able to visualize each component of your mouth and decide what kind of treatment you need.
When you get a scan, our dentists and hygienists will closely look at every detail to ensure that you’re not showing signs of serious issues. Over time, we can compare the different images that we take in order to track changes in your bite, alignment, or other oral health components, and then gauge whether or not we need to intervene with treatment.
Sometimes, dental problems occur beneath the surface. While your teeth may look bright and shiny when you smile in the mirror, you may be harboring gum disease or infected dental pulp. That’s why our dentists and hygienists in Nashville perform comprehensive, in-depth dental checkups during your hygiene visits. We screen for:
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Tooth decay/cavities
- Gum disease
- Oral cancer
- Loose crowns or fillings
- Bruxism (teeth grinding)
- Malocclusion (bad bite)
- Sleep apnea
- TMJ Dysfunction
Dental Care for the Whole Family in Nashville, TN
When you have toddlers, kids, and teens, traveling everywhere for different dental care facilities can be a hassle. Here at Dentistry of Nashville, we make it easy by providing a large array of dental care services for the entire family. Bring them in for a scan and check up to keep their oral health on the right track!