Have you ever been confused about what the doctor was trying to show you on an x-ray in a dental office. It's okay – just about everyone has! This is definitely one of the most common concerns we hear from patients.
We don't ever want understanding to be a barrier to your care; therefore, we have decided to invest in intraoral cameras!
An intraoral camera is a small digital camera that allows us to take high-resolution photos of the inside of your mouth so you can view them on the chairside monitor. This means that you get to see exactly what we see! We can actually take you on a tour of your mouth, pointing out areas that are in excellent oral health and helping you identify other areas that need a little help.
Many dental conditions, including cavities and gum disease, will rarely hurt, and x-rays don't really paint a good picture as to what is actually going on. Intraoral cameras, on the other hand, give you an accurate full-color view of what is happening inside your mouth on the outer surfaces of your teeth and gums. Imagine how many more teeth patients would be able to keep if they fully understood the problem they were dealing with! When people understand the problem, they are much more likely to take action sooner and keep their teeth.
It's really simple: seeing is believing!