Intraoral Photography

Intraoral photography involves pictures of the outside of the gum or tooth, which is extremely handy in diagnosing dental conditions, such as tooth decay and cracked teeth, and in educating our patients.

How Do I Know If I Need It?

It's not difficult to understand why many patients have second thoughts about dental diagnoses that do not have symptoms of pain or any visual cues that the naked eye can see. Since the intraoral camera is used in tandem with a computer screen, patients can easily see, in real-time, if they have a fractured tooth or have gum disease. In the case of the intraoral camera, a picture may be worth more than a thousand words!

The intraoral camera is also effective in providing real-time “before and after” photo results during dental restoration procedures.

What Can Happen If I Don't Use It?

The use of high-resolution images aids in the diagnosis and insight of a patient's dental health. An intra-oral photograph can reveal hard-to-see issues, such as missing or extra teeth, jaw misalignment, or tissue masses that can easily be missed when using traditional x-rays.

What Does The Procedure Look Like?

The intraoral camera resembles an oversized pen. The camera is outfitted with a disposable protective sheath for each new patient, and then the dentist inserts the camera into a patient's mouth and moves it about so that images can be taken from a variety of angles. Similar to digital X-ray images, there is no development time associated, giving immediately available images for both you and your treatment.

Taglia Advanced Dentistry believes a picture is worth a thousand words. Contact us to learn more about our intraoral photography at 708-456-1188. You can also schedule an appointment now at our Elmwood Park, IL dental office.

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