At Kooning Family Dentistry, our number one priority is your health. As such, we strive to provide you with the highest quality dental care. One of the ways in which we are able to do this is by adapting to the latest technological advancements. This includes the use of an intraoral camera.
What Is an Intraoral Camera?An intraoral camera is a small device that resembles a toothbrush that is essentially a high-tech version of the small handheld mirror you're used to seeing when you sit down in the dentist's chair. With this device, we are able to better examine your mouth. Intraoral cameras can capture real-time footage on a monitor as we maneuver the device inside of your mouth. They can also be used to capture still images that we can use to pinpoint certain issues or send off to a specialist as needed.
Building TrustWhen you sit down in the dentist’s chair, you have no idea of what is happening inside your mouth. As your teeth and gums are poked and prodded, you have no clue as to what we are doing or seeing.
With the use of an intraoral camera, we can give you the opportunity to see exactly what we are doing and see everything that we are seeing. By giving you this opportunity, we hope to build up your trust in us that we only want to do what is best for your oral health.
Benefits of an Intraoral CameraAside from being able to build a better relationship with you, the intraoral camera offers a whole host of benefits:
Monitor Your Own ProgressIn some instances, we can provide you with images to take home as well. With these images, you can monitor your own progress since you have something to compare your current oral status to. You know exactly what you’re looking for. And, if you notice things getting worse rather than better, you will notice it faster, allowing you to call us right away and take the proper measures for treatment.
The intraoral camera helps us, but it also helps you. Call us today at (503) 675-4594 for more information!