What is an Intra-Oral Camera?
As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words! Intra-oral cameras are helpful in allowing us to see everything going on inside your mouth. Rather than a typical examination, this camera magnifies everything that it looks at concerning your smile. This allows us to see areas of decay, cracks, breaks and fractures as well as other intra-oral problems. The camera is safe, effective and can be used on patients of all ages.
Why is an Intra-Oral Camera needed?
The reason an intra-oral camera may be needed is because we need to get a better view inside the mouth. Because the camera magnifies what it's coming into contact with, we are able to spot problems easier and more conveniently. Likewise, we can show you the findings on the camera so that you know more about the treatment that is needed. The camera is an effective tool that we use everyday in our practice.
Who is a candidate for an Intra-Oral Camera scanning?
Literally EVERYONE! The camera gives us a clear view of everything and anything going on within the mouth. This helps us to find problems more quickly and create treatment plans according to what it is that you need. The intra-oral camera can be used before, during or even after certain procedures.
When and how would we use an intra-oral camera?
Intra-oral cameras are so quick to use that we use them during the normal course of any dental exam we may do. They help us to document and record the issues going on inside your mouth, and save them to your digital patient record. The image will show on our computer screen in the room, which allows you to see what is being done and what we're looking at. We then discuss treatment options according to what we find and what works best for you. The camera is easy to use and takes just seconds in our office.
If you would like to come into the office to benefit from our intra-oral camera, call us today so that we can get you in as soon as possible.