Visual communication is an effective tool in sharing ideas and information. It’s easier to understand a concept or an idea if there is a visual representation of it. Dentists use intraoral cameras to show their patients a picture of their mouth. It’s beneficial for the dentists and patients as it’s easier to explain certain dental terms with the help of these cameras.
Your dentist lets you see what’s going on inside your mouth using the intraoral camera, which resembles an oversized pen. You can view the photographs in real time. This way, he can easily explain which areas in your mouth, teeth or gums would require immediate treatment.
It’s a powerful education aid. Instead of merely explaining your oral condition, your dentist will show have a computer screen that will show and interpret what’s actually happening inside your mouth. Truly, a picture is worth a thousand words with the help of an intraoral camera.
He can provide and present the solution for your oral problem. It helps you understand the scenario and the type of dental work to be done. The actual image that you see on the screen can help you make informed decisions.
It’s also a great diagnostic tool that’s capable of magnifying images to easily detect caries, fractures and other dental problems. Early detection of tooth decay or gum disease paves the way to immediate treatment.
The great thing about this camera is that it can also be used to save images for a patient’s dental file. The pictures can be used by your dentist in reviewing your oral condition and give you assurance that your case is carefully evaluated by your dental practitioner. Your dentist can take “before and after” pictures and display the results immediately.