It is that time of year and we have been reflecting on what we are grateful for on a professional level. Of course, we are grateful for all of our loyal patients. As for technology, we are thankful for the advancement in the intraoral camera which is beneficial in the care of oral health.
An intraoral camera is a tiny digital camera that enables Dr. Dan, Dr. Mike or team to capture images which will help to educate our patients. The camera looks like a writing pen that when moved around the oral cavity allows images of tooth surfaces, gum conditions, and other details to be captured. The stored images can then be viewed on the chair side monitor. It allows the doctors and team to educate patients on the findings which will allow conversation as to the best treatment options. With early detection, the advised treatment may be less invasive, less expensive as well as time saving.