Today, technological equipment is wholly integrated into dentistry. For example, the intra-oral camera helps dentists see very small areas that are at a higher risk of becoming problematic.
What is an intra-oral camera?
This non-intrusive, pen-sized tool has a digital camera on one end. On the other end, it’s connected to our computer so that scanned areas can be seen on screen. In this way, the intra-oral camera is also a communication tool that makes it easy for a dentist to point out an issue or explain a procedure.
What does the camera pick up?
One of the biggest benefits of this digital technology is the ability to enlarge and adjust the images, making it easier to detect cavities, cracks, defective restorations and soft tissue problems that would normally be difficult to see with the naked eye. Although it cannot replace an exam or x-rays, the intra-oral camera helps the dentist make a precise diagnosis for an adapted care protocol.
What are the benefits of using an intra-oral camera?
- Visual support for a better understanding of your current oral health
- Informed decision-making for the treatment plan
- Early detection of problems for preventive actions
- Precise and reliable digital images
- Easier follow-up of oral health issues
- Digital archiving and sharing of images