An intraoral camera is a small, hand-held device that produces high-quality images of the inside of a patient’s mouth. These pictures can be viewed on a computer, and the images can be printed as well if required. This helps our dentists diagnose dental conditions more accurately than before.
When Can an Intraoral Camera Be Used?
An intraoral camera can help dentists spot the following issues, thereby making the treatment more efficient::
- Root canal infections, which are usually difficult to spot with the naked eye
- Oral cancer, which is almost impossible to find out with the naked eye
- Chipped or broken teeth, which may not be visible to the naked eye
- Misaligned teeth, which may be difficult to spot with the naked eye
- Gum diseases and infections, which are difficult to find out with the naked eye
What Does an Intraoral Camera Do?
An intraoral camera is used by our dentist to produce high-quality images of the inside of your mouth. Images are taken from different angles and can be viewed on a computer screen. The images can also be printed if required. Our dentists use this tool to detect and diagnose dental conditions that may otherwise go unnoticed. The procedure begins with cleaning your teeth and making sure they are dry before taking pictures. Next, we place the intraoral camera into your mouth and take several pictures of your teeth and gums from different angles. These pictures help our dentists detect dental issues that may otherwise go unnoticed. The images are transmitted instantly to a computer screen for viewing in real-time by our dentists. The images captured by the intraoral camera can be stored in a patient’s record for future reference if required.
Lowery Smiles, located in Cary, NC, has expert dentists and the latest amenities for treatment. Call us at (919) 468-5501 and schedule an appointment.