Thanks to the latest advancements in dental technology, keeping your smile healthy has never been easier, more comfortable, or more effective! One of the best innovations your Carrollton dentist uses is an intraoral camera. This state-of-the-art device allows them to capture high-resolution pictures of difficult-to-reach areas in the mouth. Even though intraoral cameras are very small, they play a big part in helping your dentist detect developing cavities, hairline fractures, plaque buildup, tarnished fillings, inflamed gums, and other issues that can’t be seen with the naked eye. Read on to learn more about the benefits of this important piece of dental technology!
1.) Learn More About Your Oral Health
In the past, it could sometimes be difficult for a dentist to explain to their patients the extent and seriousness of their dental problems. With an intraoral camera, now your dentist can simply show you! The high-resolution pictures of the inside of your mouth can be displayed on a chairside monitor so you can have a better understanding of your own oral health.
2.) Detect Problems as Early as Possible
With such a close inspection of your mouth, your dentist will be able to identify the earliest warning signs of oral health issues that you may not be able to feel yet. This way, they can treat these problems before they become more difficult to address or cause you any unnecessary damage or discomfort.
3.) Feel 100% Confident About Your Treatment
Your dentist should be someone you trust. Transparent and honest dental care creates the foundation of confidence in choosing a treatment. Thanks to intraoral cameras, instead of taking your dentist’s word that you have a cavity or slightly damaged tooth, they can show you. Real-time photos or videos of your mouth can help your dentist clearly demonstrate where the issue is and explain their recommended solutions..
4.) Increases Accuracy & Precision of Care
Intraoral cameras come with a variety of features, including a rotating head, LED lighting, and strong magnifying capabilities. A better, more detailed view of your mouth allows your dentist to quickly diagnose the problem accurately. Then, treatment can be applied with even greater precision.
5.) Provides Useful Information for the Future
Some changes in the mouth happen very slowly over a long period of time. During your routine dental checkups, your dentist will store the pictures of your mouth taken by the intraoral camera in your personal patient file. Then, during your next checkup, another round of pictures can be taken and compared to the first set to see if anything has changed that could indicate a developing oral health issue.
6.) Better for Insurance Claims
In many cases, dental insurance providers need clarity of issues and treatments in order to cover the service. Images captured with intraoral cameras provide visual proof to support patient claims. What’s more, since the images and videos are readily available, it can save a lot of time and hassle for everyone involved.
When was the last time you took a close look at your pearly whites? Dental technology like the intraoral camera helps make maintaining a happy, healthy smile for life easier than ever.
About the Practice
Dr. Rajiv Shekhadiya and Dr. Dhiren Ahir of Celebration Family Dental are proud to care for the smiles of Carrollton, TX and the surrounding communities with the excellent dentistry they deserve. They’ve outfitted their practice with state-of-the-art equipment to ensure every treatment is efficient and the results are long-lasting. With intraoral cameras, digital x-rays, sedation dentistry, and laser dentistry, they make a point to stay current with the latest dental technologies and techniques for the benefit of their patients. If you’d like to learn more about this advanced technology, don’t hesitate to contact them via their website or at (469) 892-6647.