An intraoral camera is an indispensable diagnostic and educational tool. The tiny device is a video camera that moves around inside the mouth and generates a tooth by tooth video exam of the teeth. The images can be stored and later enlarged and printed.
As it is nearly impossible to see inside your own mouth intraoral cameras provide a previously unseen view. The pen-sized camera features a disposable cover to prevent contamination is completely painless to use! As the camera moves around your mouth it sends video images to a computing unit where the images are enlarged and transmitted to a television screen.
With the images produced by the intraoral camera patients can see each of their teeth and dentists can indicate problems such as broken teeth plaque decay gum disease defective fillings and so on. Using an intraoral camera allows patients to better understand their dental needs by seeing what the dentist sees and then having it explained.
Since the intraoral camera generates images that are stored enlarged and analyzed often dental problems are caught in the early stages and sometimes even problems that dentists might otherwise miss with a visual examination are discovered. Once treatment options are discussed and agreed upon intraoral cameras can be used to effectively track treatment progress.