The intra-oral camera makes going to the dentist easier for both patients and providers. The camera allows patients to be more interactive in the exam process, giving them a greater sense of understanding and responsibility about their dental health. Although a traditional visual inspection of the teeth was the norm in the past, technology has made it possible to perform a truly comprehensive oral health exam.
The intra-oral camera is a device that enlarges the surface of the teeth and oral tissues to more than 40 times their actual size on a full color screen display. By zooming in on problem areas, the dentist is able to see much more than we could with the naked eye. Often, we see the beginnings of periodontal disease or tooth decay that would have otherwise have gone undetected if examined without the intra-oral camera.
The intra-oral camera also makes record keeping a breeze. The camera can take pictures of decay and many other oral health conditions, and the images it generates are placed into patient files. Now, we can accurately track the progress of treatments or problems for years to come following a visit to the dentist.
The intra-oral camera is very small and approximately the size of a pen. Because of its small size, the camera can reveal images of the teeth from angles previously unseen. All exams using the intra-oral camera are completely sanitary, as a different disposable camera cover is used on each patient every time. Images from the intra-oral camera are always digitally stored and can be printed as the situation dictates.
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