At South Dayton Smiles, we strive to stay up-to-date on the latest equipment in our field. We believe that if we put the right equipment in the hands of the right people, we can provide you with the best dental care possible. That is why we use intraoral cameras.
An intraoral camera is a device we use to diagnose oral health problems more accurately. We can use this device to take a close-up picture of the various dental structures in your mouth. For example, we can use this camera to look at your gums, your teeth, and numerous other external structures.
Why Do You Use an Intraoral Camera?
Our dentists use an intraoral camera because we believe it is more accurate than other imaging methods. Even though there might be some situations where we can use a digital impression or a digital X-ray, we will use an intraoral camera to get a live shot of what is happening in your mouth.
In the past, a dentist may have used a mirror to look at your teeth. Even though there are situations where a mirror can be helpful, an intraoral camera is simply more accurate.
Thanks to the illumination, we can actually use an intraoral camera to take videos. These live images can give us information about chipped or cracked teeth, broken dental fillings, cavities, plaque formation, gum diseases, and other possible oral health conditions.
How Do You Use an Intraoral Camera?
There are several ways that we might use an intraoral camera to help you. Its main purpose is to help us assess and diagnose oral health concerns. Some of the most common examples include:
- We can use an intraoral camera in oral health screening. We can use it to detect tumors or lesions that would otherwise be challenging for us a spot.
- We will also use this camera to provide you with accurate information. If the dental hygienist or dentist spots an issue in your mouth, we can use this camera to show you what we are seeing.
- We can also use the camera to map out how certain dental treatments might unfold. If you have questions about how certain treatments work, we can use the camera to show you what we will do.
- We can use the camera to track the progress of certain conditions. For example, we can use the camera to take pictures of what your mouth looks like right now. Then, we can use the camera to take pictures six months from now to track your progress.
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At South Dayton Smiles, we will use every tool at our disposal to provide you with the best possible care. This might include an intraoral camera.
If you have questions about the camera we use, call us at (937) 433-5133. Let us show you how this device can help you take care of your teeth.
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