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Patient Education with Intra-oral Cameras

Educating dental patients has become a critical component of dental practice today and with advanced technology it has become easier for dentists to educate patients. The most successful tool for patient education is an intra-oral camera which reveals the true picture of a patient’s teeth. With the help of an intra-oral camera, it has become very easy for dentists to examine and identify tooth or tissue decay and suggest a treatment accordingly.

Intra-oral camera
Intra-oral cameras have revolutionized the entire patient-education process as a patient can now sit comfortably in a chair and get a clear picture of his tooth condition and make an informed decision before the condition gets worse. An intra-oral camera is a small pen sized tool attached to a computer or television monitor and comes with a disposable plastic sheath for contamination prevention. An intra-oral camera helps a dentist to take a video of the inside of the mouth of a patient. The video is then transmitted via a cable to a TV screen and can be viewed by both the patient and the dentist. The working of an intra-oral camera is very simple and easy:

  • The dentist places a tiny camera in the patient’s mouth.
  • The camera can be moved easily and painlessly around the patient’s mouth.
  • The camera takes pictures of the teeth and gums.
  • The images of the teeth and gums are transmitted to a TV screen enabling the dentist and the patient to have a clearer view of the images.
  • The dentist analyzes the images and suggests treatment(s) (if required) to the patient.
  • The displayed images give a clear picture to the patient to understand the condition of his teeth and gums.
  • These images can even be used later for further examination.

Advantages of an intra oral camera

  • An intra oral camera reveals the early stages of any serious problem like cavity and gum diseases.
  • The patient gets a clear view of the oral condition of his mouth and this helps him make an informed decision.
  • It also gives a realistic picture of a patient’s regular dental hygiene; this enables the dentist to suggest steps to improve it.
  • A patient can benefit by getting acquainted with a problem in its early stage.
  • The pictures taken by the camera can be viewed by both the patient and the dentist and can be used later for a more thorough examination.

At Dr. Judy Walker Dental practice, we have observed that the use of Intra-Oral cameras goes a long way in preventing many dental problems; that is why we encourage all our clients to have a closer look at their teeth. Dr. Judy Walker is a top Greensboro NC dentist and uses the latest equipment and technology to provide best dental treatments to her clients. Make your appointment with Dr. Judy Walker today!