We are fully committed to providing our patients with the most efficient dental technology available in New York City. Many times patients have to rely on the word of their dentists when they undergo a dental exam and they must place their complete trust in them. We can use an intraoral camera during dental exams to provide our patients with complete transparency of their oral health.
What is an intraoral camera?
An intraoral camera is a fairly small device that we use to examine inside the mouth.
What are the benefits of using intraoral cameras?
The intraoral camera allows our patients to view their teeth in a way that was not previously possible. Dentists no longer have to explain what is happening inside the mouths of patients because now they can see for themselves how tooth decay, gum disease, cavities, and other dental issues are affecting their oral health.
Intraoral cameras not only benefit the patient by allowing them to see into their mouth, they also benefit the dentist by providing a better view of teeth. The small size makes it easy to maneuver and it can show angles that would be difficult to see without it. The intraoral camera magnifies the teeth to over 40 times their natural size which can detail issues that may go undetected with a traditional oral exam using the naked eye. The camera can find the early onset of issues like tooth decay and gum disease so appropriate preventative measures can be taken.
Intraoral cameras can take pictures of any problems found in the month which can be used for keeping track of progress. Instead of writing or typing notes on dental issues, we can reference past pictures when looking for signs of improvement or degradation.
If you need a thorough, professional, and transparent dental examination, contact us at the New York Center for Cosmetic Dentistry. With the use of this innovation, we can ensure that any issues are found early and that our patients are well aware of their oral health.