One of the most advanced pieces of technology your general dentist in Chicago will often turn to is the intraoral camera. About the size of a regular pen, the intraoral camera easily and precisely maneuvers around your mouth. It’s able to capture high-resolution images of your mouth, from everything to your gums to your teeth. One of the biggest benefits of using intraoral photography is that it’s immediately available for viewing by both your dentist and you. By seeing these images, it’s much easier for your dentist to explain what they’re seeing inside your mouth and why we make specific treatment recommendations to improve or maintain your oral health.
Due to the small size of the camera, we can easily see what’s happening inside your mouth causing you no discomfort. This special piece of technology is so advanced it can reach and see areas that are more difficult to see with the naked eye. The intraoral camera also allows us to capture images at numerous angles for a more detailed and comprehensive approach to your oral health. We can more easily detect and identify gum disease, tooth decay, and broken teeth. If we detect these issues early on using the intraoral camera imagery, you’ll be less likely to require more intensive, costly dental treatments in the future.