While digital X-rays are commonly used to take images of your mouth to confirm an official diagnosis, it can be hard to capture every single angle. This is where an intraoral camera comes in handy. An intraoral camera is a small, pen-shaped device we use to take high-quality photos of your teeth and gums at many angles we cannot easily view with the naked eye.
When Are Intraoral Cameras Used?
Our dentist may use an intraoral camera to diagnose problems such as:
- Gum disease
- Tooth decay
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Broken restorations
During your visit, Dr. Mason Miner may show you the photos taken with an intraoral camera for you to have a better idea of what is happening with your dental health.
Benefits of Intraoral Cameras
There are many advantages of intraoral cameras, including:
- Detects oral health problems early on
- Gives you a better understanding of your dental health
- Improves the accuracy of treatment
- Photos can be submitted to insurance for better coverage
Schedule Your Personal Consultation
Have questions about intraoral cameras in Durango, Colorado, and would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mason Miner? If so, please give Durango Laser Dentistry a call today at 970-247-2677. We are always happy to hear from you!