Thursday, August 13, 2015

Smile, You're on Intraoral Camera

A tiny new camera allows patients to see the insides of their mouth by projecting the image on a TV monitor.  For many patients, this is the first time they have had a clear view of  the inside of their mouth. And what they are seeing is not always a pretty picture.  Many patients are surprised if not shocked by their oral condition.

An image can be worth a thousand words when motivating patients to improve their oral health.  Once an image is projected on the monitor, the dentist can easily discuss any problems and explain the treatment. 

Because oral conditions can be magnified, this method provides better visibility than direct vision.  Once on the screen, the image can be rotated, saved, printed and sent electronically to family, a specialist or submitted as supporting documentation.

Another valuable and common use of camera is helping patients make cosmetic decisions about their teeth.  The image of a patient's teeth can be projected onto the screen and manipulated to show how the person's smile might look after treatment. Patient's can get a good idea of what the recommended procedure will look like before it is even done.  

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