What Is an Intraoral Camera?
An intraoral camera is a small device that resembles a toothbrush that is essentially a high-tech version of the small handheld mirror you’re used to seeing when you sit down in the dentist’s chair. With this device, we are able to better examine your mouth. Intraoral cameras can capture real-time footage on a monitor as we maneuver the device inside of your mouth. They can also be used to capture still images that we can use to pinpoint certain issues or send off to a specialist as needed.
When you sit down in the dentist’s chair, you have no idea of what is happening inside your mouth. As your teeth and gums are poked and prodded, you have no clue as to what we are doing or seeing.
With the use of an intraoral camera, we can give you the opportunity to see exactly what we are doing and see everything that we are seeing. By giving you this opportunity, we hope to build up your trust in us that we only want to do what is best for your oral health.