We have implemented an intraoral camera here at Lasting Impression’s Family Dental Care. This camera is used to help educate and inform the patient of any treatment they might need. We can “zoom” in on those hard to see areas and take a picture that is saved in the computer and can be shown to the patient via the TV in your treatment room. This helps the patient better understand their condition and consider their treatment options. Each picture is then saved in the patient’s digital chart and can be helpful when submitting claims to insurance companies as well as can be a helpful tool to look back on and see the progression of certain conditions.

What Are Intraoral Cameras?

Intraoral cameras are small digital cameras that are about the size of a pen that have the capability to connect to a large screen to show real-time images as a mouth is being examined. This device helps educate our patients by providing them with information allowing them easily to understand the condition of their oral health. Attached to the intraoral camera is a bright LED that helps to diagnose cavities, fractures, or other defects that would be hard to see with the naked eye.

What Are the Advantages of Intraoral Cameras?

Immediate Results: with intraoral imaging you can see exactly what the doctor sees while inspecting your teeth, it is also possible for the patient to see what the doctor does when working on your teeth.

Precise: We have the ability to capture more details by taking high-quality photos of the inside of your mouth. This also helps to identify any changes to your oral conditions over time.

Easy Referrals: If another opinion is needed from a specialist, the photos taken from the intraoral camera can easily be emailed.

Better Planning: With more detailed results it makes it easier to identify the best treatment plan for your exact dental needs.