WHAT IS AN INTRAORAL CAMERA?
Your dentist uses an intraoral camera to examine your mouth in a detailed manner. The tool, which looks like an oversized pen with a camera attached, takes high-resolution images of your mouth and shows the dentist's visuals on a monitor.
Benefits of an Intraoral Camera
There are various benefits of these instruments, including:
1. Improves the Advised Treatment’s Accuracy
The intraoral camera comes equipped with advanced technological features. It has a LED lighting for better visibility. It also has strong magnifying capabilities (with some cameras even able to zoom up to 100x). Features like these help your dentist diagnose problems with teeth more accurately and advise treatment.
2. Improved Dentist-Patient Relation
The intraoral camera is much more than a simple diagnostic apparatus. It also helps educate the patient. Dentists in the past had challenges trying to explain the seriousness and extent of dental problems and their reason behind the treatment option they chose. Patients had to blindly trust what the dentist said and agree to treatment. When patients aren’t clear and accepting of the dental issue, their trust stems primarily from lack of choice.
With intraoral cameras, dentists can now show enlarged, live images of the dental issues to the patient, helping provide them with a more clear understanding of the issue and the reason behind the treatment option they choose. It helps reduce anxiety and establishes a trusting dentist/patient relationship.