Smile! You're on Intra-Oral Camera
Sitting in the dental chair can be scary, especially when you have a problem and are relying on your dentist for their opinion. That complete trust is difficult for many people and is the reason dentists have been rated one of the most trustworthy professionals in the U.S. To continue earning that trust, you now have the ability to see what your dentist sees through the miracle of miniaturized electronics and the intra-oral camera.
The cavity causing pain when you eat sweets, the tartar and plaque growing on your teeth, swollen gums, and broken teeth and fillings can all be seen by you using the intra-oral camera system. This miniature camera is designed into a device that looks like a slightly oversized pen and allows us to guide you on a tour of your mouth. You are able to look at a TV monitor and see for the first time what we see as dentists. An intra-oral camera is an indispensable diagnostic and educational tool. The tiny video camera moves around inside your mouth and generates a tooth-by-tooth video exam of your teeth. The images can be stored, and later enlarged and printed.
As it is nearly impossible to see inside your own mouth, intra-oral cameras provide a previously unseen view. The pen-sized camera features a disposable cover to prevent contamination and is completely painless to use!
Since the intra-oral camera generates images that are stored, enlarged, and analyzed, often dental problems are caught in the early stages and sometimes even problems that we dentists might otherwise miss with a visual examination are discovered. Once treatment options are discussed and agreed upon, intra-oral cameras can be used to effectively track treatment progress.
These crystal clear images improve diagnoses and allow us to document your case on a computer screen. A print can easily be made providing dental insurance carriers with verification of treatment. That means faster benefits for you, the patient. In addition, the intra-oral cameras benefits microdental procedures, by helping the dentist see what cannot be seen with the naked eye.
For the first time ever, you will be able to see needed care - enlarged 40 times - in living color on TV. We can freeze the picture for discussion and then take an instant photograph for you or your insurance benefit provider. The goal is to allow you to better understand your dental needs by actually seeing what we see.
For years, we have described diseases of the teeth and gums and drawn pictures to attempt to illustrate the problem and the needed treatment. With the intra-oral camera, we can now show you the actual picture of your tooth providing you with a complete and thorough understanding of your specific problem or need. As new technologies become available to us, we strive to keep up-to-date with the latest advances in order to provide our patients with the most modern, highest quality dental care possible.