Intra Oral Cameras
Intraoral cameras are a pain-free technology designed to help your dental team examine your mouth as closely as possible. For some, intraoral cameras are a new experience.
At Tulsa Dental Center, we know the unknown can cause anxiety in some patients, and we understand that. Rest assured, intraoral cameras cause no discomfort and are nothing to worry about.
What Is an Intraoral Camera?
An intraoral camera is a specialist tool used to examine a patient’s mouth. The intraoral camera looks a bit like a large pen but houses a special camera capable of capturing high-resolution images and footage. These images are then displayed on a monitor visible to both the dentist and the patient.
This compact, lightweight device can be used to take images of a patient’s gums, teeth, and other parts of the mouth. An intraoral camera is a beneficial tool as it is capable of reaching parts of the mouth not visible to your dentist’s eye alone.
It can be used to diagnose tooth damage, periodontal disease, tooth decay, and other dental issues. An intraoral camera is an invaluable tool when it comes to tracking the progress of a patient’s oral hygiene and overall oral health.
How intraoral cameras benefit us all
Intraoral cameras are of benefit to everyone. Take a look at how these specialist devices benefit:
Intraoral cameras allow you to see the same thing your dentist is seeing. These devices produce clear, colorful images and can identify any issues in your dental health.
Your dentist will discuss these images and findings with you, allowing you to learn about your own mouth and oral health by visually understanding what is happening. Intraoral cameras allow your dental team to more easily relay to you what is happening in your mouth- far more easily than simply using a mouth mirror or x-ray.
With a range of impressive features, intraoral cameras put modern technology quite literally at your dentist’s fingertips. The head of the camera is capable of rotating up to 90 degrees and comes with LED lighting and powerful zoom. Some intraoral cameras can be zoomed up to 100x.
This offers a level of detail that assists dentists in providing care that is both precise and accurate. The images created can then be easily attached to a patient’s records, and tracking future developments in a patient’s mouth is made virtually effortless thanks to the intraoral camera.
The Insurance Companies
When you need to make a claim on your dental coverage for a treatment, it isn’t unusual for them to require images to show proof of your condition.
High-resolution images are ideal, and intraoral cameras are capable of not only capturing high-quality images but making them easily accessible to send immediately.
This can save time and allow you to receive treatment smoothly and without delay.
How are these different from x-rays?
Intraoral cameras and the images they take are similar to dental x-rays, in that they show a dentist some aspects of a patient’s mouth that can not be seen by sight alone. However, unlike x-rays, which can show the interior of a tooth, an intraoral camera will show images of the exterior of a tooth.
The modern dental practices at Tulsa Dental Center allow our team to bring our patients world-class service at all times. If you have any questions about our innovative equipment, don’t hesitate to call us today.
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