The intraoral camera is a device that takes real-time images of a patient’s mouth and projects them onto a screen or monitor. This allows the dentist to more easily view hard to reach places in the mouth. The intraoral camera provides clear images of the teeth and gums, promoting more accurate diagnoses and better treatment plans.
The device is roughly the size of a pen and is fitted with a camera lens and light. It transmits images to a nearby monitor. Immediately, both doctor and patient are able to see damages to teeth, abscesses, or cavities. In these cases, a picture can truly be worth a thousand words!
The intraoral camera increases the patient’s involvement and comprehension of the dental appointment. The projected images allow the patient to view his or her own mouth from the doctor’s view, providing a visual to accompany the doctor’s explanation of what is occurring in the mouth. Patients can see their diagnoses with their own eyes, which leads to better dialogue between patient and dentist about conditions and treatment options.
This is not only a diagnostic tool for Dr. Loomis, but an educational supplement for you.This visual feedback also helps you to see certain features in your mouth, and better understand Dr. Loomis' recommendations.