Intraoral camera is an amazing diagnostic tool for viewing different angles. This camera gives us the ability to view the entire mouth on a monitor so that we can get a closer look at any potential issues or problems that may arise. In addition, the patient will have the ability to see for themselves first hand the same images we are seeing. This is especially beneficial for patients who may be suspicious or resentful of recommendations dentists give them, especially if they don’t feel any immediate pain.
Obviously, if you can see that your tooth is fractured on a computer monitor, I think almost all patients are going to “fix it” before we need more serious work.
Intraoral camera also saves time for dentists. Photos are much easier to re-take and patients no longer have to wait for the film to develop. Some insurance companies have started accepting email images and X-rays, cutting down on the paper trail — which is further reduced by so-called practice management software that connects appointments, billing, and patient records for streamlined file maintenance.
Photos taken with intraoral camera are clear. This allow our dentists to discuss with our specialist (eg: oral surgeon, endodontist etc) to pre-screen patients for certain procedures, saving consultation fees for patients.