Dental Decay Detection
The best way to remedy issues with your teeth and gums, is to use state-of-the-art dental decay detection technology as early as possible. The intraoral camera is a revolutionary diagnostic dental tool that allows us to more clearly identify potential problems within the mouth early on. Using the intraoral camera saves time and makes problems easily visible to both patient and doctor. Patients can view the areas we will be working on, making procedures more understandable.
How does the Intraoral Camera Work?
About the size of a pen and with a tiny lens on the end, the intraoral camera is moved around inside the patient’s mouth, capturing video images that are transmitted to your dentist’s computer. Drs. Hanneman, Dustrude or Galow can then freeze specific shots and examine the pictures of the patient’s teeth and gums, which can more easily reveal the beginnings of cavities, gum disease, or other dental problems. These images can be enlarged, manipulated, and stored for improved diagnoses and easy record keeping.
Earlier Diagnosis with Intraoral Video Technology
During diagnosis, these images show details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. It can also be an educational tool, allowing you to see the inside of your mouth and confront problems or review procedures as they progress.
Intraoral technology can help you and your dentist uncover problems before they become serious. This is a crucial part of conservative and preventative dental treatment. When conditions such as periodontal disease are caught in their earliest stages, less invasive corrective treatment is possible. This not only saves you money, it may save your teeth!