Intraoral Camera: A Dentist’s Eye View of Your Mouth
Have you ever wished you could see what your dentist sees so you understand their treatment recommendations? Dentists often catch oral issues before they become uncomfortable, painful, or noticeable when you look in the mirror. With an intraoral camera, you can see exactly what your dentist sees so you can make confident decisions about your family’s care plan!
What is an intraoral camera?
An intraoral camera is a small camera on the end of a hand-held wand. The dentist inserts the camera in your mouth, and you can see high-resolution images in real-time via a chairside monitor.
Benefits of using an intraoral camera
The obvious advantage for you is being able to see what your dentist is concerned about when recommending treatment for dental issues. Dentists love them as well because they serve as excellent patient education. People tend to be more motivated to keep up with their dental hygiene when they can see what happens if they don’t.
Intraoral cameras are also very helpful if you are considering a cosmetic treatment. Because you can’t see what others see when you are laughing and speaking, this helps you see where others may be looking … and noticing.
However, intraoral cameras also help your dentist. Even with their little crooked mirrors, it isn’t always possible to see in every nook and cranny in your mouth. The intraoral camera both magnifies the images as well as allows them to see in difficult-to-reach areas. This further helps to ensure that your dentist doesn’t miss a thing when it comes to your oral health.
Ready for a closer look?
Here at Family Smiles of Fleming Island, our dentists will often use an intraoral camera to give you a better understanding of your oral health. Put yourself in the driver’s seat and understand more about your own healthcare decisions today!