People rarely have a clear idea of the actual state of their oral health. Even with mirrors, it's hard to see anything but the front of your teeth. But today everything has changed thanks to one of the most advanced techniques for oral problems diagnosis - a new technology utilizing a miniature intraoral camera.
With the intraoral handy pen-sized, camera-tipped wand, the tartar and dental plaque become visible (illuminated) by the one touch mode changer. It is a way we can show you your teeth as we see them. The intraoral camera has a disposable cover to prevent contamination, and as it's moved from tooth to tooth, you can see a video of your own smile on the computer screen. The images projected onto the screen also allow the dentists to magnify your teeth up to 20 times, thereby greatly enhancing the ability to see your dental problems in greater detail. The images then can be stored and kept in your record.
Intraoral technology helps dentists to see the details that they could miss in a traditional visual examination. It is also an ideal way to uncover your dental problems before they become serious. This is especially helpful with gum disease and other conditions where pain is a latent indicator of a problem. This is also a crucial part of conservative and preventative dental treatment that provides accurate and detailed monitoring as your treatment progresses.
Intraoral cameras also allow you to understand more clearly what procedures might be necessary for you and why. And with the use of the camera your dentist can perform intricate procedures in your mouth that would be very hard to perform without the camera enhancing what cannot be seen with the naked eye.
Now you can just sit comfortably back in the chair while your dentist or hygienist inserts this handy camera into your mouth. Then you have the option of watching the images to see how well you've been doing with your dental hygiene.