Over recent years, many dental offices have gone from more traditional x-ray machines to using intraoral cameras. These cameras give dentists a much clearer view of the mouth, and everything that is going on within the mouth. They can provide nearly instant pictures of a patient's mouth, and they can even create 3D renderings of a mouth. This can help a dentist see what is going on more clearly, and explain treatments and procedures more effectively to patients.
Benefits of Using Intraoral Cameras
By being able to show a patient where a problem originates, it allows the patient to better understand what they need done and why. They can see the problem for themselves, allowing them to have a better grasp of what the procedure will help them with.
Intraoral cameras are able to see the mouth in real-time, making it easier for a dentist to see issues when they are first starting. This lets them work on correcting the problems before they get bigger and potentially cause other problems in your mouth. When a patient has pain, using an intraoral camera can also help a dentist discover the cause more quickly and allows them to remedy the pain before it spreads.