Intra-Oral Camera in Washington D.C. & Alexandria, VA
A More Accurate Diagnosis
The intraoral camera allows us to view your teeth and gums with more precision and clarity. The camera helps us identify early any underlying dental issues or concerns so that we can treat them early and more accurately. A faster, more accurate diagnosis means less chair time, and problems are caught while they are still minor.
The Intraoral Camera
Many patients dislike the “exploration” portion of their dental exam. Although dental explorer tools are simply used to touch the surfaces of teeth and to allow the hygienist or dentist to see if cavity surfaces are tacky, many people don’t enjoy the feeling of having their teeth poked and prodded with a sharp object. Fortunately, new intraoral cameras completely eliminate the need for traditional metal explorer tools, and the clinicians at Precision Periodontics and Implant Dentistry rely on these state-of-the-art devices to help them to diagnose dental decay every day.
Benefits of Intraoral Cameras
Designed to make dental exploration easier for the dentist and less invasive for the patient, intraoral cameras look like a pen with a cable attached. These cameras are highly powerful and capable of spotting damage invisible to the naked eye.
Earlier Cavity Detection
The intraoral cameras of today are incredibly accurate, boasting high-power lenses with an incredible level of magnification. Using harmless pulses of laser light, intraoral cameras quickly and easily scan the teeth and gums for hidden damage. Some camera systems are capable of spotting cavities as small as 50 microns wide, which is 20 times smaller than a millimeter. Early detection can ward off future dental problems and allow issues to be corrected before they become advanced.
More Accurate Pathology
The magnification offered by intraoral cameras also helps dentists and periodontists to offer more accurate diagnoses and pathology than normal oral exams might produce. Open margins and dental fractures can be quickly measured, and signs of surrounding infection revealed.
The accuracy of intraoral cameras also helps dentists to speed up appointment times, because finding the root of the problem is easier and more quickly achieved.
New intraoral cameras are designed to instantly feed information about oral anatomy and existing dental conditions into the patient’s digitized file. Clinicians can instantly update dental records, track ongoing treatments, and show patients valuable before and after images.
Speedier Insurance Claims
When insurance companies have questions or concerns about dental procedure claims, intraoral camera data can provide the insurance company with concrete documentation needed to approve and process claim, speeding insurance reimbursement and reducing patient stress.
Intraoral cameras make the exam process much more comfortable. Since the camera doesn’t even come in contact with the teeth, it is less stressful for patients.
Share the Screen
Many patients struggle to understand why they need complicated dental procedures when they aren’t experiencing any pain or see no visual evidence that the procedure is needed. Intraoral cameras allow patients to see the state of their mouths in real-time on a shared screen, rather than being shown x-rays or trying to understand the dentist’s explanation.
Make Your Next Appointment Today
Dr. Justin Zalewsky, Dr. Michael Hoge, and the Precision Periodontics and Implant Dentistry team offer a range of periodontal treatment options to the Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC area, including residents seeking a periodontist in Annandale, Arlington, Burke, Chevy Chase, Falls Church, Fairfax, and Springfield. Please contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Zalewsky or Dr. Hoge, or request your appointment online.