What is an Intraoral Camera
People seldom have a clear idea of the actual status of their dental health. Even with lights and mirrors, a patient can’t see what the dentist can – that is, until now.
You see what the dentist sees. By using an intraoral camera, you will have a greater understanding of your oral health and of the treatments that we are prescribing for you. You are even able to watch while procedures are performed on your teeth. Our use of this technology goes a long way in educating you about your oral health, while lessening any feelings of anxiety that you may feel while visiting the dentist.
The Intraoral Camera Procedure
The dentist or hygienist will insert a pen-sized, camera-tipped wand into your mouth covered with a disposable plastic sheath for contamination prevention. The wand simply takes a video of the inside of your mouth and transmits the images via cable to a computing unit. The computing unit enlarges the full-color images and sends them to a TV screen that you can comfortably view from the dental chair. You will see your mouth on the screen. The dentist can point out problem areas and explain his recommendations for treatment, so you’ll become an informed partner in your dental care instead of a clueless bystander.