The intraoral camera is a device used to take pictures inside the mouth. Sometimes these pictures are used for our records, but they are also oftentimes used to show the patient information that can otherwise be difficult to see. We are able to show the image in a much larger scale on a monitor in front of the patient. Some of the photos we are able to capture include decay, oral tissue lesions, broken teeth, calculus, plaque, and broken-down fillings. This makes it easier for the patient to understand why certain treatment is recommended. These images are often used to show us how an area is progressing as well.
– from Stacy B. (Dental Assistant)