As dental professionals, we always try to find ways to make patient education and dental treatments easier. Diagnosing problems during early stages is important as it benefits both patients and dentists because dental issues are resolved before they get serious.
At Deer Valley Dental Care, one of the pieces of equipment we use to help you better understand your dental health is an intraoral camera. This device looks like a pen but is able to capture videos. It’s connected to the computer system and the TV screen on the ceiling above each chair.
Through this technology, we’re able to show you, in detail and high definition, the condition of your teeth.
What Are IntraOral Cameras?
Because of its small profile, an intraoral camera can be easily moved inside your mouth. We’re able to share with you enlarged images and real time footage of your teeth examination.
We can freeze and store the picture taken inside of your mouth. This means we can take an instant photograph of your teeth for your records.
This painless and no-radiation technique lets you see dental problems such as tooth decay or fractured teeth. You no longer have to rely on our word alone as we describe the situation of your teeth. We show you what happens during the exam in real time.
Benefits of Intraoral Cameras
- Understanding oral health better. During each dental checkup, your dentist walks you through the condition of your teeth and mouth. This is usually done while you’re looking at your mouth in a mirror. Your dentist strives to help you understand their findings. However, sometimes, it can be hard to explain everything in detail. X-rays can help but the images are not displayed clearly. With intraoral cameras, you can see clear images of your mouth. You can learn a lot just by looking at the images and video footage so you’re able to decide more confidently about your oral health.
- Examining your teeth and mouth more extensively. Intraoral cameras come with LED lighting and powerful magnifying capabilities. You and your dentist will be able to examine your mouth in closer detail. The dental office can as well provide you with precise before and after images of your mouth. This will enable you to monitor the progress of your treatment.
- Saving time for you. Should you be using your insurance coverage for your treatment, the dentist can provide images of your mouth which can be presented as proof of your condition. There’s no waiting time for these photos to be produced. They help make the entire treatment process simpler, including the coordination with your insurance provider.
Intraoral cameras are a wonderful tool for diagnosis and preventive care. Try it on your next visit at Deer Valley Dental Care.