It has always been difficult to get a
clear picture of your oral health. Who can really see into their own
mouths properly? Even with special lights and mirrors, your dentist may
only get a shadowed view of the details of your teeth.
imagine - with the touch of a tiny, pen shaped instrument, both you and
your dentist see an enlargement of every detail in your mouth without
effort, pain or x-rays. Science fiction? Think again. The technology
of intra-oral cameras is one of the most important tools in the dental
Intra-oral cameras are tiny digital cameras that fit
comfortably in your mouth and enable your dentist to show you an
enlarged image of your smile on a computer screen. The camera is
located in the tip of the intra-oral wand and transmits real-time video
for you and your dentist to review.
During diagnosis this helps with
clearly defined images that show details that may be missed by standard
mirror examinations. It can also be an educational tool, allowing you
see the inside of your mouth and confront problems or review procedures
as they progress. Seeing your dental condition big and close up for the
first time can be surprising. You may never have realized the true
condition of your teeth. But this is an important aspect of your dental
care. Intra-oral technology can help you and your dentist uncover
problems before they become serious. This is a crucial part of
conservative and preventative dental treatment.
It can also show you weather or not
you are performing the kind of personal oral care you should. With the
intra-oral camera, you can immediately see the areas you may have been
missing when you brush or floss.
It also lets your dentist
perform intricate procedures easily and accurately with the use of the
camera and a monitor enhancing what cannot be seen with the naked eye.
Intra-oral cameras can make your dental visit, more comfortable, educational, and preventative.