Exploring Your Mouth with Intraoral Cameras
Even with lights and mirrors, a patient can’t always see what the dentist can – that is, until now. To help people have a clear idea of the actual status of their dental health, we use intraoral cameras
Dr. Oyler or one of our hygienists inserts a pen-sized, camera-tipped wand into your mouth. Covered with a disposable plastic sheath to prevent contamination, the wand takes a video of the inside of your mouth and transmits the images via cable to a computing unit. The computing unit enlarges the full-color images and sends them to a TV screen comfortably viewed from the dental chair. Aha! There it is – your mouth on the screen. Dr. Oyler shows you the benefits of your oral hygiene and may also point out areas of concern and explain his recommendations for treatment, so you’ll become an informed partner in your dental care.
Seeing your dental problems may seem overwhelming at first, but consider the experience the first step toward a healthier, fresher smile. The camera reveals the early stages of potentially serious problems allowing you the opportunity to prevent small problems before they escalate. This is especially helpful with gum disease and conditions that cause damage without causing pain. The camera's honest survey also shows how regular home hygiene routines pay off. Our hygienist or Dr. Oyler will recommend ways to improve your home care based on their findings.
If you want to learn more about the technologies that enhance patient care in our office, call us today. We’re always happy to explain the new innovations in dentistry and how they improve your dental experience.