Patient education is something we take very seriously here at Samuel S. Wong, DDS. Knowing what is going on in your mouth means being able to properly take care of your mouth. Intra-oral cameras have done a great job in terms of educating patients in the dental industry.
What Is it?An intra-oral camera is a small, toothbrush-shaped/sized camera. The video taken with it is projected onto a monitor that we adjust so you may view the feed. We frequently use inter-oral cameras to show patients issues that have arisen within their mouth, since it is not easy to view much of your own mouth using a mirror. With the camera we are able to show you in high detail what is going on in your mouth.
What to ExpectThe experience of having an intra-oral camera used is generally enjoyable and non-invasive. The camera is small enough that it can fit in your mouth the same way the head of a toothbrush might. It can be moved around in the mouth easily while taking video or pictures of the teeth and gums. We are able to show you images of your mouth in real time while we discuss any issues present.
What Advantages Does it Provide?The most obvious advantage intra-oral cameras provide is the immediate feedback and education for the patient. It can easily reveal oral conditions like cavities and gum disease. The patient benefits greatly from seeing what effects their oral hygiene habits (or lack thereof) have on their mouth. We are often able to make patients aware of issues while they are still reversible with the introduction of good habits.
If you would like to take a look into your own mouth give us a call at (650) 755-4050 and we will get you scheduled for an appointment today!