A picture is worth a thousand words – especially in dentistry!
An intra-oral camera is an advanced innovation in dentistry that takes highly magnified digital photos of your teeth. It allows Dr. Smith to get a close-up view inside your mouth to help with diagnosis and treatment.
It is approximately the size and shape of a dental mirror and has a built-in light source to allow for video and still pictures.The images are displayed on a television or computer monitor. You can detect on screen, problems such as worn or broken fillings, cracked teeth, plaque deposits, cavities next to fillings, gum disease or excessive wear.
Oral photography is a valuable tool in diagnosing and recording dental problems. The photos allow you to see the problems being diagnosed. These photos can also be shared with other specialists and the insurance company if appropriate.