Intraoral cameras allow for a close-range intraoral x-ray to be taken of a patient’s teeth and the surrounding tissues. These x-rays will be used for evaluation of development and/or damage to the teeth, gums or roots. Intraoral radiography involves placing a sensor inside the patient’s mouth to generate a close-up digital x-ray. Intraoral cameras are often used when a small area needs to be seen in great detail. The image can be used on its own or with extraoral digital imaging to create a full picture.
The level of detail caught by intraoral cameras and the high-fidelity images are critical to identifying problems like bone loss, cavities and periodontal disease. Intraoral cameras also allow Dr. Bridges and his staff to follow the development and health of teeth and their deep roots. The easy-to-use intraoral cameras makes this kind of radiography the most commonly used method during visits.
The digital aspects of intraoral cameras allow instant access to x-ray processing, and a quality sensor develops an inside look at a patient’s root system and tooth structure within a few short minutes via digital transmission. Also, the small sensor can be easily rotated and re-positioned inside the patient’s mouth to take a myriad of x-rays from different angles for the most accurate evaluation and diagnosis.