Many of our patients want to know more about our use of an intraoral camera. We use this camera when we consult with implant patients. We, at Widner Elite Oral Surgery and Dental Implants, want to provide the latest in treatment approaches. The intraoral camera allows us to give our patients unsurpassed treatment and better dental care.
What Is an Intraoral Camera?
The intraoral camera is probably one of the most useful dental technologies available today. This camera is used intraorally to convey clear and concise images of the inside of the mouth. By using an intraoral camera during consultations, we can show patients what we see when we look in their mouth. Therefore, we can better educate patients and answer their dental questions. That is why the device is not only popular, but beneficial as well.
What Are the Main Reasons the Intraoral Camera Is Used?
While we can educate patients with the camera, the two primary reasons we use the camera is for diagnosing dental treatments and for reviewing pre-operative and post-operative pictures of a dental site. This allows us to explain how a particular procedure will be and is being performed. This type of communication can greatly relieve dental stress and anxiety.
How Is the Intraoral Camera Connected and Used?
The intraoral camera is a handheld device that we connect to a monitor, which is placed in front of the patient. We have the ability to take pictures inside of the mouth or hover the camera over the site being treated. The handheld camera is a type of wand that is pen-sized. We place it inside the patient’s mouth to take pictures or show images.
What Procedures Are Reviewed With an Intraoral Camera?
We can use the intraoral camera to provide information about implants as well as to review procedures, such as teeth whitening, filling the teeth, and placing crowns. We also use the technology for orthodontic therapy so a patient can witness how their bite and alignment have improved.
How Does the Intraoral Camera Help Implant Patients?
If you are an implant patient, you will find that the use of an intraoral camera is indispensable to your overall dental care. Any complications can be avoided by using the high-resolution images. The intraoral camera can also expose any hidden or easy-to-miss symptomatology. In addition, we can assess a patient’s progress along the way, thereby making modifications sooner rather than later.
For example, if you are undergoing a bone graft for an implant or need further details about the implant process, reviewing your progress is easier when using an intraoral camera. If you see a treatment need up-close, you will better understand why you should opt for a surgery or a specific therapy. This information can be invaluable for helping you make a more informed dental decision.
We, at Widner Elite Oral Surgery and Dental Implants,want you to call us at (737) 309-4351 for further details about our intraoral camera. We are committed to making any dental treatment easier to follow and understand. That is why we are also dedicated to removing any uncertainties you may have about a dental procedure. By using a small device like an intraoral camera, we can make big and positive changes in the health of your gums and teeth.