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Intraoral Camera

General Dentistry, Family Dentists & Emergency Dentists in Puyallup, WA
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Intraoral Camera services offered in Puyallup, WA

An intraoral camera helps your dentist see your mouth in the most detailed way possible. This advanced technology aids diagnosis and treatment at South Hill Family Dentistry in Puyallup, Washington. Their experienced dentists use the intraoral camera to take high-resolution footage of your mouth to see what’s happening in real-time. Call today or use the online tool to set up an appointment and benefit from this technology. 

What is an intraoral camera?

An intraoral camera is a state-of-the-art technology that gives your dentist a clear, comprehensive, and detailed image of your mouth. 

The instrument is lightweight and about the size of a pen. It features a high-resolution camera that reflects images onto a monitor that you and your provider can see in real-time. Images are in color and very exact.

How does an intraoral camera help improve my treatment? 

An intraoral camera features extraordinary technology. The cameras give your dentist a much more detailed image than the hand-held mirrors sometimes used in dental practice. The cameras can access areas of your mouth that aren’t easily seen by the naked eye. The camera has powerful magnifying capabilities that help your dentist make accurate diagnoses.

The images captured from an intraoral camera are stored digitally, so it’s easy to compare any changes in your bite or oral health. 

You can see the images alongside your dentist, so you can better understand what’s going on in your own mouth and how treatment can help. You can be confident that your dentist understands your oral health problems and is treating you appropriately. 

For example, your dentist can take pictures of problems like a cavity or fractured filling so you can see the extent of the damage and understand why certain treatments, such as a filling or crown, are needed for your long-term oral health. 

An intraoral camera can catch issues, like small cavities or cracks in your tooth enamel, at very early stages. This means they get quick treatment and help you avoid complications like infection or advanced decay. 

Images can be sent to specialists or your insurance company when necessary. 

Does it hurt to be examined with an intraoral camera?

An intraoral camera exam is completely painless. You just have to open your mouth wide for the dentist to access the areas that they’re filming. The camera replaces the small round mirrors traditionally used for dental exams. 

Benefit from the advanced technology offered at South Hill Family Dentistry. Call today or use this website to book your appointment.