WHAT IS AN INTRA-ORAL CAMERA?
Intra-oral cameras are small, specialized cameras made for dentistry. They allow dental professionals to take high quality photos inside the mouth.
WHY IS AN INTRA-ORAL CAMERA NEEDED?
Photos taken with an intra-oral camera help document conditions occurring inside the mouth. These photos can be enlarged and displayed on a computer screen, allowing you to see what your doctor sees. In addition, intra-oral photos can help when care needs to be coordinated with a specialist or when certain conditions need to be documented for insurance purposes.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR AN INTRA-ORAL CAMERA SCANNING?
The majority of patients coming into our office can benefit from the use of an intra-oral camera. The camera gives us a clear view of conditions in the mouth. This helps us show you problem areas and create a treatment plan according to your needs. The intra-oral camera can be used before, during or even after certain procedures.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE APPOINTMENT USING AN INTRA-ORAL CAMERA?
Having photos taken with an intra-oral camera is a simple and pain free procedure. Your dental professional will use the camera, which is shaped like a small, thin wand, to take pictures of your teeth. The pictures will be displayed on a computer screen for you to see. The doctor will then discuss any conditions captured on the photos with you so you have a clear understanding of any recommended treatment associated with those conditions.
If you would like to come into the office to benefit from our intra-oral camera, call us today so that we can get you in as soon as possible.