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Intraoral Camera Technology for better patient diagnosis

Posted OnAugust 8, 2015

The Dental Care in Dubai has introduced the use of the Intraoral Camera as an effective diagnostic tool. This type of advanced dental technology allows for better views of the inside of a patient’s mouth and problem teeth, making it easier to make a diagnosis and therefore provide a better treatment option as well as overall treatment of the problem by an experienced dentist.

The Intraoral camera is not a substitute for X-rays, which provides valuable information needed to identify and treat all potential problems, but a game changer in the dental industry giving the edge of better visuals of the dental problem. We have implemented the use of Intraoral Cameras in order to enhance our diagnostic capabilities and to see beyond what the X-rays can show us, explains a dental surgeon in Dubai.

The advantage of using Intraoral Cameras is that it  can show the surgeon what’s happening inside a patient’s mouth from different angles. Patients also get an opportunity to see what is happening in their mouth with the view of the same images in real time on a large monitor.

This new digital technology has also proven to be helpful in working with insurance companies to get acceptance and the claims passed for various dental procedures and treatment options.

The Intraoral Camera is a highly advanced piece of equipment and is a huge breakthrough in dental technology. The equipment varies and comes in different shapes and sizes, it is as small as a dental mirror and easy to maneuver in the mouth. For the benefit of the patients, the general dentist in Dubai will give the patients a brief virtual video tour of their mouths as the camera, with its own built-in light source, zooms in with up to 25 times magnification of an individual tooth. The patient and dentist have the option of viewing these images and problems and getting more accurate pictures of the patient’s problem and be more involved with the patient to discuss the best possible solution. A problem such as a fractured tooth can be easier to spot and impossible to ignore when it is magnified on a computer monitor or TV screen. The Intraoral Camera is painless and radiation free. While this appliance is designed for Intraoral imaging, some cameras also can capture Extraoral full face images for patient records.

Since the Intraoral Camera has very powerful magnification capabilities, dental surgeons are able to observe and explain the possible problems such as excessive wear, cracked teeth, plaque deposits, cavities next to fillings and broken tooth fillings in Dubai. These sorts of conditions can be easily overlooked by dental X-rays.

Many patients, especially most of the younger patients, are very familiar with the latest technology and are comfortable with the high tech dental machines and gadgets. Computers and TV screens are their primary method of information processing.  However, certain older patient’s can be a little apprehensive about using these new machines and gadgets and need a little explanation from the dentists prior to engaging with the latest dental technology, a good example being the Intraoral Camera.