Intraoral cameras are small, pen-shaped devices that can capture detailed images of your teeth and gums. These cameras are invaluable for diagnostic purposes, as they can display patients’ teeth from different angles, allowing our dental team to examine your oral cavity properly.
The pictures allow dentists to see if patients have any minor cracks or have any decay festering, as well as provide a clearer picture of their overall oral health.
What Are the Advantages of Intraoral Cameras?
Intraoral cameras allow patients to also see what the dentist sees inside their mouths. This allows them to see exactly what is going on and helps them to make educated decisions about their oral health, including their treatment options.
Intraoral cameras help to improve the patient experience because they allow the patient to follow along with the treatment process. Patients can feel more comfortable and empowered because they can see for themselves what is going on inside their mouths.
How Does an Intraoral Camera Work?
The camera is integrated into a wand-like device that the doctor or hygienist uses to scan the teeth and gums. It’s designed to look like an oversized pen. The wand is hooked up to a screen that the patient can see. This allows the patient and dentist to see areas of decay, cracked teeth, or gum disease, which the dentist can then treat.
Intraoral cameras are quite useful for patients of all ages. They allow our dentist to see your oral cavity up close and allow you to see the details as well. This can be especially useful if you’re nervous about a procedure or if your dentist wants to explain a specific treatment to you.
To find out more about the dental services we offer at Finesse Dental Care, call (805) 410-9324 or schedule a consultation online. You can also visit Dentist in Thousand Oaks, CA at 860 Hampshire Rd., Suite E, Thousand Oaks, CA 91361.