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Intraoral Camera

General Dentistry & Emergency Dentists located in Graham, WA
Intraoral Camera

Intraoral Camera services offered in Graham, WA

Intraoral cameras allow your dentist to see the inside of your mouth in fine detail, ensuring every crevice is examined. At Frontier Family Dental in Graham, Washington, Seung Jae (David) Joung, DMD, has an onsite intraoral camera to provide patients with the most comprehensive care available. Intraoral cameras are painless and noninvasive for fast, comfortable care. Call the practice today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

What is an intraoral camera?

An intraoral camera is a small digital device that captures images inside your mouth. This small camera — the size of a thin pen — can reach areas of your mouth that traditional dental cameras can’t. The device can take images of small crevices to detect signs of dental disease, injury, and decay.

Intraoral cameras are safe, efficient, and painless. They allow your dentist at Frontier Family Dental to see fine details in your teeth, gums, and other tissues through high-definition digital images and videos. Unlike X-rays and other imaging scans, intraoral cameras do not expose patients to radiation.

How does an intraoral camera work?

Intraoral cameras are portable devices that connect to a computer. As your dentist moves the camera through your mouth, the camera transmits the images to the screen. You and your dentist can both see the images on the outside screen. 

These real-time images allow your dentist to diagnose and monitor dental conditions. Your dentist can freeze the images and zoom in to see every fine detail in your mouth.

What are the uses for an intraoral camera?

The experienced dental providers at Frontier Family Dental use intraoral camera to:

  • Detect tooth decay
  • Diagnose and monitor gum disease
  • Perform oral cancer screenings
  • Provide comprehensive dental education
  • Prevent dental disease
  • Locate cracked or broken teeth

If you feel anxious about an upcoming dental procedure, intraoral cameras help you become more in tune with your dental health. You can see exactly where you have decay, damage, or injury, allowing you to better understand why treatment is necessary to protect your oral health.

What can I expect from an intraoral camera?

You do not need to prepare for an intraoral camera. Once you sit in the dentist’s chair, your provider covers the camera with a thin sheath to reduce bacteria spreading between patients. Next, the dentist inserts the camera into your mouth. You can see the images in real time on the outside monitor.

As your dentist maneuvers the camera through your mouth, they can pause the video footage, magnify images, and plan your treatment.

Call Frontier Family Dental today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about intraoral cameras.