Intraoral Photography in Lakeview & South Loop Chicago
One of the most highly advanced innovations in the dental world is the intraoral camera. This camera provides a clear, close-up view of the inside of the patient’s mouth. This handheld camera is close in shape and size to dental mirrors. It has its own built-in light and provides clear easy-to-see still pictures and videos.
The intraoral camera can easily zoom in one tooth or give a full overview of the patient’s entire mouth. Images are broadcast directly onto a computer monitor or television to help identify easily visible problems like broken fillings, plaque deposits, cavities, cracked teeth, excessive wear and gum disease. After treatment, the camera can also provide patients with a close-up view of their healthier mouth.
In many cases, the images captured by the intraoral camera may be printed so patients can take them home or we can keep them in your dental records. If you need more extensive treatment, these images can be sent to specialists or even to the insurance company to verify coverage.
You Get the Dentist’s View
When we use the intraoral camera, you will become a more active partner in your own treatment. You will be able to see the inside of your mouth from our perspective. Once you more clearly understand your dental issues, you will be able to make more confident decisions regarding your dental care.