Advancements in the dental industry have grown vastly, especially in the past two decades. Intraoral cameras are a small part of this vast growth, consisting of tiny cameras that fit comfortably in your mouth. These cameras allow our staff to enlarge images of a single tooth or your entire mouth, allowing us to see your dental structure and identify problems more quickly. At Greater Charlotte Oral and Facial Surgery, our goal is to use the latest and most innovative technology that allows us to treat you with the most precise care.
What Is an Intraoral Camera?
An intraoral camera is a tiny camera that fits comfortably in your mouth and allows us to take pictures of difficult-to-reach places on your teeth and around your mouth. This is important for our staff, as it allows us to identify problems you may be experiencing that we would, otherwise, be unable to detect through other means. An intraoral camera resembles a small pen or wand and allows us to move freely throughout your mouth to take images of your gum tissue, individual teeth surfaces, potential cavities, and other areas that we could not see with the naked eye. An intraoral camera is not invasive and will not cause any discomfort or pain while we use it to probe the inside of your mouth. Beyond pictures, we can also take videos of problems you are experiencing in real-time, allowing us to come up with the best treatment plan.
Early Detection of Oral Health Problems
Dental health problems are often difficult to treat once they get into more advanced stages, which is when they are the most visible to both you and our staff. However, with intraoral cameras, we can identify issues such as periodontitis and tooth decay before they get too severe and require invasive and time-consuming treatments. Early detection of these problems allows us to find and treat issues before they result in bone loss, tooth loss, or root canals. Avoiding these issues will allow us to prevent issues rather than fixing them with procedures that are often expensive and time-consuming.
Improve the Accuracy of Advised Treatments
Unnecessary dental treatments are a thing of the past with intraoral cameras. This technology allows us to rotate the camera to see into every nook in your mouth and provide us with better visibility with LED lights. They also have intense magnification, which allows us to see up to 100 times magnification. All these features provide us with a more accurate diagnosis, therefore, a better treatment plan for all diseases and issues. This allows all of us involved to remove any ineffective treatment plans, providing you with more comfort and reliability in knowing you have the right prognosis.
More Insurance Coverage
If you plan to use dental insurance for a procedure, intraoral cameras can assist with you getting the necessary medical coverage. Insurance companies require definitive proof for treatments, especially those at a high cost. Intraoral cameras significantly increase your chances of being approved for a specific treatment since it allows us to send high-definition images as proof to support your claim. This means less time fighting with your insurance company and quicker procedure time.
Intraoral cameras have become a necessary advancement in technology, allowing us to give you better treatment plans. If you are ready for quick and painless checkups that are enhanced and detailed like never before, contact our Greater Charlotte Oral and Facial Surgery office at (980) 332-7990 to schedule an appointment.