Intraoral camera is a camera used by dentists to record images of the inside of a patient’s mouth. The camera itself is on the end of a pen shaped device that is held by your dentist and moved around your mouth to record images of problem areas in color and with excellent picture quality. The camera is radiation free and uses a small LED light to illuminate your mouth.
The Intraoral Camera Process
When you come into your appointment, Dr. Vong may use an intraoral camera to help you see the problem(s) he would like to address.
While using the intraoral camera, a monitor will be set up in your room to allow you to see what the camera is recording. You’ll be able to see and understand exactly what your dentist is talking about when he alerts you to a cavity, a fracture, or any number of other oral health conditions.
Benefits of Using an Intraoral Camera
One of the biggest frustrations that patients face when dealing with dental problems is that they never get to see and thus truly understand what their dentist is talking about. With the intraoral camera, all mystery around dental conditions is taken away – with the camera, patients are finally able to examine the health of their mouth firsthand. The full-color, highly detailed images that the intraoral camera captures give patients and dentists a better view of the mouth than ever previously possible, and all with no radiation or pain.
If you’re experiencing a dental problem and would like to see what’s going on with your own eyes, make an appointment with Vineyard Dental today.