INTRA-ORAL CAMERA

Intra-oral imaging gives you a detailed view of your mouth in pictures and videos. Words come to life so you can see what we see.

Putting specific problem areas onto a computer screen lets us see with a clarity and detail not possible with a traditional mouth mirror. Specialized hand-held wands quickly capture the details of your teeth and gums. In fact, even small cracks that often lead to broken teeth appear vividly, with the click of a button. We can explain the need for treatment more clearly, by showing you what we see and with greater detail.

As an added benefit, dental insurance benefits frequently pay easier with the visual proof of a captured image in our records.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an intra-oral camera in dentistry?

An intra-oral camera is a small, handheld device equipped with a tiny camera that allows dentists to capture detailed images of the inside of the mouth, including teeth, gums, and other oral structures.

How does an intra-oral camera benefit dental examinations?

An intra-oral camera provides real-time, high-quality images that allow dentists to closely examine and diagnose oral conditions. It helps in detecting issues such as cavities, cracks, and gum disease with greater precision.

 Is the use of an intra-oral camera uncomfortable for patients?

No, the use of an intra-oral camera is generally not uncomfortable for patients. The camera is small and non-intrusive, and it allows for a more thorough examination without causing discomfort.

What are the advantages of using an intra-oral camera?

The advantages of using an intra-oral camera include enhanced diagnostics, early detection of dental issues, improved patient understanding of oral health conditions, and the ability to track changes in oral health over time.

Can I see the images captured by the intra-oral camera?

Yes, one of the benefits of an intra-oral camera is that it allows patients to see the images captured in real-time on a monitor. This visual representation helps patients better understand their oral health and treatment recommendations.

How is the intra-oral camera sanitized between patients?

Intra-oral cameras are designed to be easily sanitized between patients. The camera head is covered with disposable sleeves or barriers, and other components can be wiped down with disinfectants to maintain a sterile environment.

Does the use of an intra-oral camera add to the cost of dental procedures?

While there may be associated costs for the technology, many dental practices include the use of intra-oral cameras as part of their standard diagnostic tools. It is best to check with the dental office regarding any potential additional fees.

Can an intra-oral camera detect conditions not visible to the naked eye?

Yes, an intra-oral camera can detect conditions that may not be easily visible to the naked eye. The high-resolution images allow for a closer examination of tooth surfaces, gum tissues, and other oral structures.

Is the use of an intra-oral camera common in dental practices?

Yes, the use of intra-oral cameras is becoming increasingly common in dental practices. Many dentists integrate this technology into their routine examinations to provide comprehensive and visual diagnostics for their patients.

Is the radiation exposure from intra-oral cameras a concern?

No, intra-oral cameras use digital technology, which does not expose patients to radiation. The images are captured digitally, providing a safe and effective diagnostic tool for dental examinations.

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