Dental Intra-Oral camera
An intraoral camera is a tool used by your dentist to examine your mouth as closely as possible. The instrument, which may look like an oversized pen, has a camera that takes high-resolution footage or pictures of a patient’s mouth and displays the visuals on a monitor in real-time— they are like high-tech versions of the hand mirrors you see in the practice of your dentist. However, intraoral cameras have a lot more to do.
Better for the Dentist:
There are incredible technological features of intraoral cameras. Your dentist can examine your mouth in extreme detail with LED lighting, a head that rotates from 0 to 90 degrees, and powerful magnification capabilities (some cameras can zoom in up to 100x). This means that he or she can make more accurate diagnoses. To make tracking any changes simple, the office can attach these photos to your health record. In addition, as the visuals from the intraoral camera appear on the monitor as they are taken, your dentist can talk to you about your oral health while you both see the pictures or footage. This means that these cameras are also.
Better for the Patient:
The patient also benefits from every feature that benefits the dentist— maybe even more. Your dentist understands symptoms and conditions thoroughly, but often it’s hard to explain exactly what’s happening in a patient’s mouth using a small, hard-to-see mouth mirror or an x-ray image that takes time to print and doesn’t show images clearly.
However, when your dentist uses an intraoral camera during your exam, you see exactly what he or she sees right then. Dentists can display clear, colorful pictures, allowing them to point out any issues and immediately discuss them with you. You’re sure to learn a lot about your mouth! And the more you see and understand, the more confident you can be in making decisions about treatment.
Many offices are printing or emailing pictures for their patients so you can look for changes yourself to them at home. Because these images are immediately processed, you are saved time.