Intraoral cameras, cameras about the size of a pen, help dentists see the condition of teeth and gums more clearly. This advanced technology allows us to zoom in on small diseased areas, cracks, chips and worn metal fillings to provide a more detailed view. The full-color images are sent to a computer screen, making it easy to see and diagnose dental problems much earlier than with traditional dental technology. Patients are also able to watch the whole process because the images are displayed on screens in treatment rooms.
How Intraoral Cameras Work
The operation of a dental intraoral camera is relatively straightforward. A small camera lens is encased in a wand-like device, which is inserted into the patient's mouth. As the camera moves around, it captures real-time images that are instantly displayed on a connected computer monitor. The use of LED lights ensures that the images are well-lit and clear, even in the typically dim environment of the oral cavity.