When examining your jaw and mouth, our dentist and team may use an intraoral camera. Intraoral cameras are small, pen-shaped devices used to take high-quality color photos of your teeth and gums. They are easily maneuverable and can be used to view all areas of your mouth, including the areas that are otherwise impossible for our dentist to reach. This imaging technology is also comfortable and noninvasive, and the camera can be removed quickly from your mouth as needed.
Intraoral cameras are most commonly used to:
Intraoral cameras are also one of the most useful educational tools our dentist and team use. The images captured by the camera can be displayed almost instantly on a nearby monitor, allowing you to see for yourself what is happening in your mouth and better understand your oral health and sleep apnea treatment options. Additionally, the photos can be sent to other dentists, specialists (including your primary physician for sleep apnea treatments) and insurance companies as needed.
For more information about intraoral cameras, and to schedule an appointment with our dentist, please contact our office today.