The inevitable dental metamorphosis with digital process has opened a new horizon of possibilities for dentist and technicians. One of the many examples is the use and importance of intraoral images when diagnosing. The use of an intraoral dental camera can be considered as the key to a successful dental health management, as well as a satisfying patient education and experience.
A picture is worth… plenty, when it comes to helping you understand your dental examination, diagnosis and treatment! With these tiny cameras, patients see what the dentist sees, on a small chair-side monitor. The images of your teeth can be saved as stills, video format or even be printed out. Patients can see exactly what’s happening in your mouth. In addition, with the live video and the ability to reveal progressive dental conditions, there is no guesswork.
The magnification aspect allows Dr. Rojas to detect, in detail, emerging cracks and caries on teeth far easier than in the past. Every aspect of the mouth is seen with incredible detail, uncovering cracked teeth, plaque deposits, cavities next to filing, and excessive wear. When we can discover oral problems early on, your treatment is much less invasive and much more cost effective.
From the patients’ perspective, it opens the door for better levels of understanding and education about their mouths. It creates instant trust, and communication flows along with questions, all-important in establishing a relationship. It creates a ‘wow’ effect in viewing problem areas and healthy ones. The camera is comfortable, and painless.
Using images to explain needed treatment helps patients visualize oral conditions as well as the possibilities to improve their smiles. Intraoral imaging is not only used to identify fractured teeth or periodontal conditions, it can also be used for areas of cosmetic improvement.