At Woodlane Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we do our best to offer the latest in dental technology as we serve our patients. One of the tools we use is called an IntraOral camera. This incredible dental camera has been a game changer for our office and for our patients. If you’ve yet to experience what the IntraOral camera offers, you’ll be interested in learning more about its benefits.
What is an IntraOral Camera?
An IntraOral camera is a very small device that fits easily inside the mouth. For comparison’s sake, it’s about the same shape and size of a pen. The small size enables our dentist in Woodbury, MN to readily manipulate it in order to capture the needed images. The size also allows the dentist to capture images of your teeth and gums from various angles. And, in comparison to the image output from an ordinary camera or even dental x-rays, the IntraOral camera excels exponentially.
Benefits of an IntraOral Camera
The vivid, high-definition images generated by our IntraOral camera in Woodbury, MN has to be seen to be believed. They are one of the most impressive benefits.
Another benefit is being able to help the dentist pinpoint any issues more precisely. The camera’s minimal weight makes it easy to zoom in on any dental abnormalities, which in turn highlights specific areas of the issue that need to be addressed.
Once the images are captured, they are sent to a computer screen. From there, they can be comfortably viewed by both dentist and patient as the dentist explains what the issues are. This is so helpful for educating patients as to their dental health.
The images can also be easily sent to other dental providers, as might be needed if the patient needs to be referred to a specialist for further treatment. And, if insurance is an issue, the images can be relayed for reference purposes regarding any claims for treatment.
We think that the IntraOral camera offers a lot of value to our services and our patients seem to agree. It’s much nicer to be able to see for yourself what is really going on inside your mouth. To experience this for yourself, book your appointment online with us today.