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Digital Photography and Intraoral Camera

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An intraoral camera is a tool that allows the dentist to capture clear, close-up images of your teeth and mouth. The intraoral camera provides precise, enlarged images that aid the dentist in an accurate diagnosis of your oral health and allows for better communication with the patient, regarding their dental issues.

The intraoral camera is roughly the size of a toothbrush and is easy and convenient to use. Plus, using this type of digital photography means the patient is not being exposed to as much radiation as traditional X-rays. The images are transferred onto a computer screen, which makes it easier for the dentist to see inside the mouth for diagnosis and treatment planning. These images allow the dentist to examine your teeth, mouth, and gums for concerns that may be missed with a typical oral exam. The use of an intraoral camera or digital photography could uncover issues such as abnormalities of the teeth, mouth, or gums, or cracks and cavities in the teeth. In other words, using an intraoral camera provides a quick, more accurate diagnosis, resulting in conservative treatment so long as issues are caught early. Plus, a quicker diagnosis means less appointment time for you.

Capturing images of your mouth using the intraoral camera means you can see inside your mouth too, which enhances the communication between you and the dentist. These images allow the dentist an opportunity to show you exactly what is being identified as the issue. The digital images can easily be stored in your patient file at the dentist office and can be conveniently sent to your insurance company, a dental lab, or other dental specialists when necessary.

Even with the use of the intraoral camera, there may still be a need for regular X-rays to be taken. In fact, sometimes it may be necessary to use a combination of methods to capture various images of the patient’s teeth, mouth, and gums. The dentists at Wall Street Dentistry will make certain to recommend the best, most efficient method for you. Also, use of digital photography may be used not only for diagnosis of dental issues but also to help develop treatment plans and monitor the progress of treatment. If you would like to schedule a consultation with the dentists at Wall Street Dentistry, please call us today. We welcome patients from the Albertville, Boaz, and Guntersville areas.