Intraoral Cameras Let You See What We See!
What is an intraoral camera?
Traditionally, dentists have used small, handheld mirrors to see inside and around the mouth. Thanks to advances in dental technology however, we now have other tools for accomplishing this task.
Intraoral cameras are instruments used by dentists to take photographs of the inside of the mouth and around the teeth. This tool often looks similar to a pen in shape and size.
This allows our dentists to obtain much more thorough and detailed images of your mouth’s interior, allowing for better assessments and treatments.
How do intraoral cameras work?
Intraoral cameras provide high resolution images that can be directly transferred onto a monitor or screen as the camera is being used.
This kind of tool is more advantageous than traditional equipment because it also features the ability to magnify and zoom in on areas of the mouth, allowing for more exact analyses and diagnoses to be made by our dental team.
Additionally, intraoral cameras provide images that can then be given to dental insurance providers. This is often necessary when seeking coverage for certain procedures or services.
What conditions can an intraoral camera detect?
Intraoral cameras can be used to detect essentially the whole range of potential dental issues, including:
- Deep discolouration
- Gum disease
- Small cracks or fractures in the teeth
- Plaque buildup
- Tissue, gum, or other mouth damage.
Heritage Dental services families in Carleton Place and the surrounding communities of Smiths Falls, Perth, and Almonte. For more information on our intraoral camera services, contact us today to request an appointment!