An intraoral camera is a small video camera that takes images of the outside of the gum or tooth. The intraoral camera resembles an oversized pen and although usage varies depending on the model-type, this image-taking device is typically outfitted with a disposable protective sheath for each new patient. While simultaneously viewing a monitor, we insert the camera into a patient’s mouth and gently shifts it so that images can be taken from a variety of angles.
The use of the intraoral camera has become a very valuable instrument in our office. It is extremely handy both in diagnosing dental conditions such as tooth decay, cracked teeth, gum disease and hygiene difficulties and in educating you, the patient.