Intra Oral Cameras
Lights, Camera, Action. Find Out Why Dentists Use Intra Oral Cameras
You may already be familiar with intra oral cameras. In fact, they’re used by over 80,000 dental offices throughout North America. But just what exactly is an intra oral camera and what is it used for?
The intra oral camera is, as its name implies, a small camera that takes a pictures inside the mouth of the teeth and gums. It looks a bit like an oversized pen, or wand, and usually comes with a disposable sheath provided for each new patient. The dentist simply inserts the camera into the mouth and takes pictures from a variety of angles. The intra oral camera first came into use in the early ‘90s, and it is still considered a relatively new piece of dental technology.
The intra oral camera is simply one more way that our dental professionals help provide you, or valued patients, with effective and modern dental care.
Here are some common uses for the Intra Oral Camera
By using visual communications, your dentist can explain much more clearly and effectively any dental issues he finds during his examination of your teeth. This helps you to understand what is happening, making the whole process easier.
The intra oral camera helps your dentist diagnose these and other common conditions:
- Fractured teeth
- Gum disease
For example, if you were to have an old silver filling replaced with a new, composite filling, the dentist could use the camera to take a picture before the procedure and another one after the new filling has been applied. This provides very handy before and after snapshots that clearly display the results side-by-side, so you can see the improvement for yourself.
To find out more about how we use intra oral cameras to provide effective dental care, or to make your next appointment, please call or fill out the form below for any of our conveniently located dental offices.