Intra-Oral Camera.One of the best ways we can partner with you to provide better dental care is to help you better understand your examination, diagnosis, and treatment. A valuable tool we use to accomplish our patient-education goals is the intraoral camera.

This small, handheld video camera is about the same size as an oversized pen. We use it to take actual pictures of your teeth at up to 25 times magnification, and then project them onto a monitor so that you can see what we see. We can also use it to give you a video tour of your entire mouth, allowing you to view tooth fractures, plaque deposits, decay, worn teeth, and broken or missing fillings. Lastly, we can print pertinent images for your patient file for future reference, and can even print images for you to take home.

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

It is an adage proven true many times each day in our office when we use intraoral cameras. Prior to the development of this technology, some of our patients found it challenging to understand conditions such as dental decay ,asymptommatic cracked teeth and periodontal disease. Now we are able to display, pause, and zoom-in during our video examination of the problem area so that you can see it for yourself, all in color and crystal clear!

Advantages of an Intraoral Camera

  • An intraoral camera enables us to make you more of an active partner in your dental treatment.
  • We have found that our patients ask more questions and are better able to understand a treatment option or oral hygiene concerns.
  • Because it gives you a video image of your dental hygiene, the intraoral camera is ideally suited to show you techniques to improve your home hygiene habits.
  • With its powerful magnification (much superior to the naked eye), it reveals the early stages of conditions such as gum disease, cavities and cracks in teeth.
  • We can also refer back to these images to show you changes in your oral health, or how a multi-phase treatment is progressing.
  • Lastly, it can provide insurance companies with the proof they require to approve a required treatment.

We would be happy to demonstrate the advantages of our intraoral camera at your next visit to the office!