Intraoral Cameras Improve Treatment and Patient Satisfaction
At Greater Long Island Dental, our team uses intraoral cameras to take high-definition images of the teeth and gums. These tiny cameras can access the areas of the teeth that it would otherwise be very difficult to see. In this way, they can help us determine the most appropriate treatments. Intraoral cameras at our Long Island practice also improve our patient education. Because you can easily see the images, we can explain your health conditions and treatment options to help you feel more confident about your care and choose procedures that meet your goals and budget.
What Are Intraoral Cameras?
Intraoral cameras are small tools, similar to a pen in shape. Thanks to their size, your dentist can use them to access hard-to-reach areas of your mouth. They are also equipped with lights and a rotating lens. Thus, they are able to take high-resolution photos, including pictures of the areas that x-rays do not reveal. Your dentist will project the images on a computer screen, where we can magnify them many times.
How Are Intraoral Cameras Used?
Intraoral cameras produce incredibly sharp images. This feature, combined with their ability to reach your very back teeth, will allow your doctor to diagnose a variety of oral health concerns such as:
- Surface decay
- Small cracks
- Broken fillings
- Gum inflammation and other symptoms of periodontal disease
- Impacted teeth
In most cases, your dentist will use an intraoral camera during a routine exam. However, we can perform extra evaluations if you are suffering from a toothache or some other symptoms.
Intraoral Cameras Allow for Better Patient Education
While intraoral cameras will help your dentist know more about your oral health, they can also help you to stay more informed, as well. Because the images will display on a computer screen, your dentist can use them to explain the extent of your dental damage. and include you in the treatment decision-making process.
Using intraoral images to create a reliable record of your oral health often makes it easier to file insurance claims.
The Benefits of Intraoral Cameras
There are a number of reasons that we routinely use intraoral cameras during our preventive dental exams. The images allow us to make diagnoses more quickly and decide on the most appropriate course of action earlier. In some cases, we can even perform same-day treatment. The imaging process is quick, comfortable, and non-invasive and we can easily archive the digital photos and pull them up for future reference. We can also transfer them to specialists and other medical professionals when necessary. Using intraoral images to create a reliable record of your oral health often makes it easier to file insurance claims.
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