Since digital x-rays don’t always tell the whole story, an intraoral camera is used to record photographs of your teeth.
In addition to x-rays, digital intra-oral pictures are very helpful in allowing people to “see what we see”. It is the latest in dental technology. Seeing these very clear images makes it much easier for a patient to understand what we are talking about and what the condition of their mouth or teeth is.
Photographs of your teeth are important when we need to see if there are changes in your oral condition over time that may not be visible on an x-ray such as shifting teeth, worn edges, chipped teeth or broken fillings.
If you have dental insurance, intraoral photographs can be used to submit claims to insurance companies and may help in getting treatment approved, sometimes without requiring additional x-rays. It’s also a great way for our patients to see and understand what is going on with their teeth so you can make informed decisions about your oral health.