An intraoral camera is a small device that takes high-quality, close-up images of your teeth. These images help our dentist diagnose issues, such as cavities or gum disease, and track the effectiveness of any treatments. An intraoral camera allows our dental team to clearly identify concerns, whether they be cosmetic or structural.
Patients can also see inside their mouths using a small screen or computer monitor. Patients can better understand the dentist's recommendations when they see what the dentist sees.
How Does an Intraoral Camera Work?
An intraoral camera is a handheld device that a dentist or hygienist uses to provide a visual of a patient's teeth. The device is inserted into the mouth, allowing the dentist or hygienist to closely examine a patient's teeth. The device captures live video images. The captured images are then displayed on a monitor for the dentist or hygienist to review.
How Long Does Capturing Images With an Intraoral Camera Take?
An intraoral camera can take less than a minute. The camera is about the same size as a pen and has a small light on the tip. The camera is connected to a monitor so you can see what the camera sees.
Before advanced dental technology, the dentist had to rely on traditional X-rays to get a clear picture of the teeth. The intraoral camera is a much easier and quicker way for the dentist to get a clear image of your teeth and gums.
What Are the Advantages of Intraoral Cameras?
With an intraoral camera, the dentist can easily view the inside of your mouth. This tiny, pen-sized dental instrument offers a live feed of your mouth that can be viewed on a nearby monitor.
With intraoral cameras, we can:
- Easily identify existing issues, such as broken teeth, cavities, or cracks
- Have a record of the current state of your oral health so we can monitor your progress
- Prepare you for dental treatments such as dental crowns or dental implants
- Offer a comprehensive view of your condition
At Wade K. Marler, D.D.S, we offer the best dental care possible to each of our patients in a positive and relaxing environment. If you're ready to experience the best dental care, please contact us at (253) 852-0480 or visit us at 17203 SE 270th Pl, Covington, WA 98042.