Having an intraoral camera brings many benefits both to the patient and the office. Dentists are expected to use multiple resources in order to make a sound and evidence-based diagnosis. Looking at the images captured with an intraoral image aids in making the most accurate decision. On the other hand, while all the x-rays are shown and explained to the patient, it may be a lot more difficult for them to understand what a radiographic image is showing whereas the intraoral photo clearly reveals exactly what is seen in the mouth. This technology tears down a communication barrier that may exist between the patient and the dental professional.
Intraoral cameras are small, pen-shaped instruments that take accurate digital pictures of your teeth and gums. Because we can take images of the teeth at angles that are hard to see with the naked eye, the intraoral camera allows us to gain a deeper understanding of your oral health and smile. These images can help our dentists include you in the dental process and detect:
- Spots of gingivitis (gum disease)
- Which areas of the mouth require extra care
- Tooth decay and cavities
- Healthy portions of the mouth
The digital images from the intraoral camera can be shared with other healthcare providers, dentists, and insurance agencies when necessary. If you would like to see an intraoral camera in action, call Kandor Dental today to schedule your next appointment! We will be happy to show and tell you all about our intraoral cameras and the other advanced dental technology we use.