The Use of Intraoral Cameras at Excellence in Dentistry
Modern dental technology is constantly evolving, developing new and better ways to treat dental patients, and at Excellence in Dentistry we are committed to using today’s most advanced technology to provide the very best care for our patients.
One of the devices we are now using to improve the quality of care we offer is the intraoral camera.
What is An Intraoral Camera?
An intraoral camera is a dental device about the size of an ordinary fountain pen that a dentist can use to capture enlarged, detailed images of hard-to-reach places in the mouth. Using this camera enables the dentist to detect minute problems with the teeth, gums, and other tissues not easily visible to the naked eye.
These images are projected onto the dentist’s computer screen where they can be viewed by both dentist and patient.
Further, use of the camera causes no pain or discomfort to the patient and has no side-effects.
Benefits of Using State-Of-The-Art Dental Tech: Intraoral Cameras
Using the latest technology in our dental practice has benefits for both dentists and their patients. Here are four of the core benefits patients can expect from the use of an intraoral camera in our dental office:
Early detection of dental problems
As stated, the use of this device enables dentists to detect issues before they’re visible to the naked eye, and early detection means that the ensuing treatment is less invasive, expensive, and time consuming.
Improved diagnosis and patient understanding of dental problems
In the past using less advanced equipment, dentists sometimes had difficulty making the correct diagnosis and often struggled to explain the extent of dental problems that needed to be addressed and corrected. Using the intraoral camera, dentists can more easily see and diagnose hard-to-see problems and can now show patients enlarged images of the problem area.
These advances make it much easier for patients to understand the reasons for the suggested treatment. And better understanding leads to reduced stress for patients and better trust between patient and dentist.
Vastly improved documentation
Use of the intraoral camera greatly improves the dentist’s ability to fully document the treatment a patient has undergone and assess the success of the treatment regimen that was used. This is a great improvement over earlier times when dentists would write an explanation of the problem for inclusion in the patient’s case file. With images from the intraoral camera, they can easily trace the course of treatment and recommend changes when needed.
High quality dental support for insurance claims
Having dental insurance is one thing, but getting your claim paid can be another. Insurance companies want a detailed explanation of the problem and the treatment that was used. Having clear, precise images of a condition, like gum disease, produced by an intraoral camera can be used to substantiate a patient’s claim for covered benefits.
The Very Best In Gurnee Dental Care
It’s no exaggeration to say that the intraoral camera has revolutionized the practice of general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Access to this technology makes it far easier for our dentists in Gurnee to make an accurate diagnosis of dental problems. Receiving a clear picture of your dental problems also makes it easier for our professionals to explain necessary treatment options for a patient’s oral health.
At Excellence in Dentistry, we remain dedicated to providing the very best in dental care for our patients, so they can have a healthy smile.
If you’re looking for general, restorative, or emergency dental care in Gurnee, Il, then give us a call to schedule an appointment at our dentist office. We want to do everything possible to promote your dental health, and we want you to become a member of the Excellence in Dentistry family!