The dental hygienist will prepare the camera so that it is clean and ready to be used by the dentist.
Once the camera is prepared, the dentist will come in and inspect your teeth in real time, giving you a faster diagnosis.
Once the dentist has seen your teeth, he will either tell you what needs to be done or he will ask for an x-ray to see what is inside of the teeth.
Many patients struggle to understand why they need complicated dental procedures when they aren’t experiencing any pain or see no visual evidence that the procedure is needed. Intraoral cameras allow patients to see the state of their mouths in real-time rather than being shown difficult-to-understand x-rays or listening to the explanation of the dentist. Instead, patients can see the doctor’s diagnosis with their own eyes.
Intraoral cameras are roughly the same size as a pen and are fitted with a camera and light. The camera then transmits the images to a computer screen or television monitor. You’ll be able to see right away a fractured tooth, abscess, or cavity. In the case of the intraoral camera, a picture may be worth more than a thousand words!
The intraoral camera allows us to view your teeth and gums with more precise clarity. The camera helps us identify early any underlying dental issues or concerns so that we can treat them early and more accurately. A faster, more accurate diagnosis means less chair time for you!