What Is An Intraoral Camera?
During a routine dental cleaning or oral exam, your dentist will take the time to check the health of your entire mouth. Devices like telescopic loupes and intraoral cameras help our dentists get a closer view of your teeth and gums.
An intraoral camera is a small camera, about the size of a pen. This device works by using a small lens attached to its tip to display images on a nearby screen. An intraoral camera is minimally invasive and has no side effects for our patients at all. Due to the camera’s size, it’s a comfortable option we use at Gulf Coast Dental for inspecting our patients’ mouths.
Why Use An Intraoral Camera?
Gulf Coast Dental uses intraoral cameras to look into our patients’ mouths to get a clearer view of their teeth and gums. These devices help display images and videos that allow our patients to see what’s going on in their mouth, too. Your dentist can not only show the finer details of your teeth to you in the moment but also allow you to learn more about your oral health, treatment and preventative needs.
By using an intraoral camera during your appointment, you can see in real-time the state of your teeth and better understand directions for your oral care. Our dentists are committed to helping our patients understand the steps needed for healthy gums and teeth, which is why we’re trained to use the latest in dental technology.
Are Intraoral Cameras Painful?
Not at all! These cameras don’t come into physical contact with any part of your mouth, so there’s nothing to fear. Just like the camera on your smartphone, intraoral cameras gather images and display them on a screen. The only difference is, instead of showing vacation photos, the images are of the inside of your mouth!
Our dentists rely on these cameras to show patients close-up images of their gums or teeth. The camera can provide a clear view of any wounds or fractures in your mouth, too. These live images are very helpful for explaining any signs of disease or abnormalities during your dental visit.
The Gulf Coast Dental Difference
At Gulf Coast Dental, we’re committed to providing the highest standard of care to patients in our community. We’re always seeking ways to improve our practices for our patients and communicate with them about their oral health needs. When it’s time for your check-up or dental cleaning, reach out to make your appointment today!