One of the specialized imaging technologies our dentists use is an intraoral camera. Intraoral cameras are small, pen-like devices that take color pictures of the inside of your mouth. These images help Dr. Morley and Dr. Hamel to examine areas of your mouth that may otherwise be difficult to see. We also use these pictures as an educational tool to help you gain a better understanding of your oral health and your treatment options.
Intraoral cameras help us to evaluate your overall oral health and more easily diagnose problems like tooth decay, periodontal disease, and teeth that are damaged by cracking, chipping or fractures. Thanks to the small size of this device, our dentists can easily maneuver inside your mouth to get a more complete understanding of your needs. We also use intraoral cameras to follow up on your treatment and ensure that your oral health needs are being met.
These images captured by intraoral cameras can also be sent to dental specialists and insurance companies, as needed, to aid in treatment planning or maximizing your insurance benefits.
To learn more about how intraoral cameras can benefit your oral health, make an appointment at our dental office in Springfield, Illinois, by contacting us today at (217) 698-3400.