When you come in for a hygiene appointment, we will carefully examine each of your teeth. There are some parts of your mouth, however, that are hard to observe with the naked eye. To see all the necessary angles and aspects of each tooth, we use intraoral camera technology.
Intraoral cameras offer a wide array of benefits, one of them being increased communication between doctor and patient. This is because the intraoral camera projects a live-stream of your mouth onto a screen while your exam is being done. This can help us to accurately explain to you what is going on inside your mouth, accompanied by real-time visuals.
An intraoral camera looks just like a small pen and is easily maneuvered around each of your teeth. It helps us to accurately see enlarged images of each tooth and your gums. This allows us to see any damage, decay, cavities, and conditions that are otherwise almost impossible to detect. The use of in intraoral camera painless for our patients and has no side effects. The images taken on the this device can be documented and archived for years to come.
One of the main benefits of this camera is that it allows us to spot issues in their early stages. Early detection and treatment is essential for successfully treating serious conditions such as oral cancer. Even smaller problems like tooth decay are better treated when caught in their early stages. The intraoral camera also gives a more clear picture of your dental situation, and in turn, helps us to give you more accurate advice and treatment.
Overall, the intraoral camera greatly increases our quality of care for our patients and gives as an accurate and clear idea of any problems that may be developing in your mouth. This is just one of the many dental technologies that we utilize to better serve you.