People seldom have a clear idea of the actual status of their dental health. Even with lights and mirrors, a patient can’t see what the dentist can – that is, until now.
We use intraoral cameras so when you visit our office, you can sit back comfortably in the chair and get ready for the show. The dentist or hygienist will insert a pen-sized, camera-tipped wand into your mouth. This intraoral camera simply takes a video of the inside of your mouth and transmits the images via a cable to a computing unit. The computing unit enlarges the full-color images and sends them to a TV screen that you can comfortably view from the dental chair. Aha! There it is – your mouth on the screen. Dr. Kelly Blair can easily point out problem areas and explain her recommendations for treatment so you can become an informed partner in your dental care instead of a mere bystander.
Seeing your dental problems may seem overwhelming at first, but consider the experience the first step toward a healthier, fresher smile. The intraoral camera may reveal the early stages of potentially serious problems, allowing you the opportunity to prevent small problems before they escalate. This is especially helpful with gum disease and conditions that cause damage without causing pain. The intraoral camera's honest survey can also show you how your regular home hygiene routine is paying off. The dental hygienist or dentist can recommend ways to improve your homecare based on their findings.
Dr. Blair wants her patients to be full partners in her dental health plans, and every day, she uses technology like intraoral cameras to make that possible. Call (817) 737-5155 today to reserve your appointment with us!