Intra-Oral Camera Benefits
The intra-oral camera makes going to the dentist easier for both the patient and the dental health provider. Offices that use intra-oral cameras allow patients to be more interactive in the exam process, which provides patients with a greater sense of understanding and responsibility about personal dental health. Although a traditional visual inspection of the teeth may have sufficed in the past, technology has made it possible for dentists and patients to reap many more benefits from each health exam.
Early Detection Of Dental Health Problems
The intra-oral camera enlarges the inside of the teeth to more than 40 times their actual size on a full color display. By zooming in on problem areas affecting the teeth, dentists are capable of seeing much more than they could with the human eye alone. Often, dentists find the beginnings of periodontal disease or tooth decay that would have otherwise gone undetected if examined without the intra-oral camera.
Due to its small size, the camera can reveal images of teeth from angles previously unseen. All exams using the intra-oral camera are completely sanitary, as a different disposable camera cover is used for each patient, each time. Images from the intra-oral camera may be digitally stored, printed, or even disposed of following an exam.