Intraoral Camera

Intraoral Camera Dental Care In Northern Virginia

At Impact Dental Care, we are equipped with the most advanced technology that can be used to diagnose and treat dental problems with great accuracy and effectiveness.

In today’s world, video and photography has become the most useful tool for dental diagnosis. Consequently, our dental practitioners are equipped with the intraoral cameras. Intraoral cameras are essentially tiny digital cameras that enable dentists to capture images of difficult-to-reach areas in the mouth. They can easily go inside the mouth and capture digital images. They are powerful tools to effectively find out teeth problems hidden even in the most troublesome areas of the mouth.

The camera looks like a writing pen that, when moved around inside the mouth, allows the practitioner to see detailed, enlarged images of teeth surfaces, gum conditions, and other miniature detail about tissues, cavities, etc. that cannot be seen by the naked eye. An intraoral camera does not cause any pain or discomfort to the patient and has no side effects. It captures clear video and images of the corroded or tarnished fillings, hairline fractures, bleeding gums, plaque, and several other critical teeth problems in real-time, while the patient is comfortably seated in the dental chair.

How Does an Intraoral Camera Work?

Intraoral camera is an amazing handheld device that combines an extremely bright light source with a tiny, high-definition camera. Intraoral camera looks a lot like a writing pen, and when moved around inside your mouth, it gives our team the ability to see enlarged, detailed images of the surfaces of your teeth, the condition of your gums, and other valuable information about the tissues inside your mouth. These images can be transmitted to the computer and can be seen by both, the patient and the dentist.

Benefits of Using an Intraoral Camera

  • Intraoral camera images allow the patient to get involved in the process of diagnosis.
  • It provides better understanding of the problem as well as the proposed treatment.
  • Along with radiographs, the high-end image quality and strong zooming capabilities of the camera intensifies the diagnosis.
  • Intraoral camera images are great for use in consultations between dentists for better understanding of a case as well.
  • In restorative dentistry, you can show and compare the state of the teeth prior to and after treatment.