Intraoral Camera For A Close Look Inside Your Mouth
What is an intraoral camera?
An intraoral camera is a small device that is about the size of a pen. The dentist uses a camera-tipped wand to take high-resolution images of the inside of your mouth. You can follow along in real-time with the chairside monitor so you can actually see what dental issues your dentist is concerned about. There’s never been a better way for dental patients to take charge of their oral health and make fully informed decisions about dental procedures.
When will your dentist use an intraoral camera?
Dentists use intraoral cameras for a variety of reasons. A big one is patient education. It gives patients the opportunity to really understand what the inside of their mouth looks like. Most people don’t know what something basic like plaque buildup looks like or how nasty a cavity can look. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it does tend to allow people to be more lax about their oral health.
Once they’ve seen the problem with an intraoral camera, however, it becomes more real and they tend to be more proactive.
Another reason dentists use intraoral cameras is to see the situation better themselves. As you might imagine, it’s hard to see everything inside a patient’s mouth. There are lots of little nooks and crannies and they have a limited angle of view.
An intraoral camera expands that view considerably by offering different angles and a much closer look.
Ready to visit the dentist?
Here at Livonia Family Smiles, we have all the latest technology, including intraoral cameras, to ensure your best dental health. Call us today! And if you have family members who we could help too, we’d love to hear from them.
See what we see with our intraoral camera
- Get a closer look at your teeth & gums
- Images & video for better diagnosis & treatment planning
- Real-time, high resolution images
- Makes visits more informative & comfortable
- No pain or discomfort when we use it