Our dentists may use an intraoral camera when examining your mouth. This small imaging device is an excellent diagnostic tool and allows us to view all areas of your mouth with ease, including the areas that are difficult or impossible to view otherwise.
Intraoral cameras are small, pen-shaped devices. They can be easily and comfortably maneuvered within your mouth and work to capture high-quality color photos of your teeth and gums. This helps us to evaluate your oral health and diagnose problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, cracked or chipped teeth, and other tooth damage. Intraoral cameras also help us follow up after completing your treatment so that we can make sure everything in your mouth is as it should be.
An intraoral camera is also a useful educational tool. Images captured by the camera are transmitted to a nearby monitor, where they can be easily viewed by both you and our dentists. We can then help you understand exactly what is happening in your mouth and how a particular treatment will help. Additionally, the images captured by intraoral cameras can also be sent to other dentists and dental specialists and to your dental insurance provider as needed.
For more information about how intraoral cameras in Modesto, California, can benefit you or to make an appointment with Dr. Surjit Chahal, contact Allure Dental Care & Orthodontics today at 209-521-3400.