Brickyard Dental Group Technology & Equipment

A panorex is an x–ray that provides a complete view of the upper and lower jaws, teeth, roots, temporomandibular joints (TMJs) and maxillary sinuses. Without this critical piece of information, we can sometimes miss pathologic lesion, such as tumors or cysts, extra teeth, and many other conditions that need treatment in a timely fashion.
While X-rays provide important information that we can’t get from any other source, they don’t show you everything that’s going on in your mouth. That’s why we have invested in an intraoral camera – a highly advanced piece of diagnostic technology that allows you to see what we see inside your mouth.

The intraoral camera is approximately the size and shape of a dental mirror. It has a built-in light source, and serves as a tiny video camera that allows us to zoom in on one tooth with magnification. The images can be displayed on a television or computer monitor, so you will be able to see problems such as worn or broken fillings, cracked teeth, plaque accumulation, cavities next to fillings and excessive wear. We can also print or email an image for you to take home with you. These images are also very useful in gaining acceptance for treatment from insurance companies.

Oral cancer screening is an examination performed by a dentist to look for signs of cancer or precancerous conditions in your mouth.

The goal of oral cancer screening is to identify mouth cancer early, when there is a greater chance for a cure.

At Brickyard Dental Group, our doctors perform an examination of your mouth during each routine dental visit to screen for oral cancer. This is a part of your new patient exam and your checkup so there is no additional fee for this screening examination.

Here at Brickyard Dental Group, we use digital x-rays for all of our intra-oral radiographs. Instead of developing X-ray film in a dark room, the X-rays are sent directly to a computer and can be viewed on screen, stored, or printed out. There are several benefits of using this new technology:

The technique uses less radiation than the typical X-ray and there is no wait time for the X-rays to develop — the images are available on screen only seconds after being taken.
The image taken can be enhanced and enlarged many times its actual size on the computer screen, making it much easier for your dentist to show you where and what the problem is.
If necessary, images can be electronically sent to another dentist or specialist — for instance, for a second opinion on a dental problem — to determine if a specialist is needed, or to a new dentist when you move.

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 8 AM – 4 PM
122 North Brickyard Road Columbia, SC 29223
Phone: 803-736-1024