At Smiles Dental, our dentist is eager to provide you with the high-quality care you deserve, and we are dedicated to educating you on your oral health and how to take care of your smile. To help us do so, Dr. Michelle Metcalf uses intraoral cameras to take live photos of the inside of your mouth. These images can be transmitted to a screen in the treatment room, which we can use as a digital aid in explaining the state of your oral health. If you would like more information about how we use the intraoral camera in Spokane, Washington, please contact us soon.
An intraoral camera is a tool we use to get a closer look at different parts of your smile. The intraoral camera is a small, pen-shaped tool that we can use to take color, high-quality photos of your teeth and gums, as well as other structures in your mouth as needed. Because the intraoral camera is so small and easily maneuverable, we can use it to see angles in your mouth that we cannot easily view with the unaided eye. We may utilize the intraoral camera to better evaluate your oral health and to diagnose dental problems like tooth decay and periodontal disease, as well as tooth damage like a cracked or chipped tooth. The intraoral camera is also useful in following up after a treatment has been completed.
In addition to helping our team get a better view of your smile, the images taken with the intraoral camera are also helpful for allowing you, our patient, to gain a better understanding of your oral health and dental treatments. We can also send these photos to other dentists and specialists, and submit them to dental insurance companies as needed. To learn more about the uses and benefits of intraoral cameras, we invite you to call or visit our dentist and dental team soon.