An intraoral camera is an exceptional diagnostic tool that helps identify oral conditions such as cavities, tooth decay, chipped teeth, and many more with great precision. Since the images from intraoral photography can be instantly viewed on a computer screen, it will help patients better understand their dental health. At Baker Family Dentistry, we use intraoral photography to make an accurate diagnosis and develop personalized treatment plans for our patients. A quick, more accurate diagnosis means less time for you in the dental chair.
How Can Intraoral Photography Help?
Intraoral photography will ensure a comfortable dental experience for patients and provide a truthful assessment of the oral cavity. Here are some uses of an intraoral camera, including:
- Discovers Hidden Problems
Gum disease and oral cancer may not show clear symptoms in their initial stages. Intraoral photography can precisely spot these details and assist in proper treatment.
The intraoral photography makes it easier for patients to view their oral condition and understand why specific treatments are recommended for maximum health benefit and aesthetics.
Some treatments may adversely impact the teeth. The intraoral photography allows for dental treatments to be modified along the way and makes sure the desired results are realized.
Patient fears can be eliminated by assuring them of their procedures. The intraoral photography highlights the problematic areas so that patients will be convinced of their necessary treatment.
Education and preventive care are significantly vital in dentistry. Intraoral photography can expose areas where home hygiene may be lacking. Any problems can then be resolved, thus preventing further complications.
At times, a patient may need to be referred to a specialist for complex treatments. The precise images of intraoral photography will reduce the consultation time and costs.
How Does Intraoral Photography Work?
The intraoral camera is designed like a pen and is covered with a disposable cover to ensure that no germs are passed on among the patients. The slim device is put into the mouth and rotated until clear pictures of every tooth are recorded. The images are then transferred to a computer screen. The movie can be stopped, and photos of individual teeth can be magnified to visualize and explore any noticeable problems. One of the most significant advantages of intraoral photography is that you are not exposed to radiation.
If you have any questions about intraoral photography, visit our office, Baker Family Dentistry, at 4217 E 3rd St., Bloomington, IN 47401, or call (812) 332-2000 and schedule an appointment.