A good dentist will have basic dental tools and technology in their office, but an excellent dentist in Dallas, TX, will have advanced tools and technology. At Lakewood Dental Group, our committed dentists, Dr. Shaun Sigurdson and Dr. Mihir Patel, stay on top of modern dental trends by incorporating modern technology–like intraoral cameras–into their practice.
Intraoral cameras allow our team to get real-time images of hard-to-see areas of the mouth. As a result, our team is able to provide our patients with better dental care with more accuracy and precision than ever before.
What is an intraoral camera?
Intraoral cameras are handheld digital cameras that resemble a writing utensil, like a pen. Dr. Sigurdson and Dr. Patel carefully put the intraoral camera inside a patient’s mouth to view difficult-to-see areas, such as the back teeth.
Not only do intraoral cameras make it easier for our team to see troublesome areas of the mouth, but they also capture images and videos of dental conditions that aren’t easily seen with the naked eye. By zooming in on the images that we gather, we can see even the tiniest details in the teeth and gum tissue that we might not see otherwise.
What are the benefits of intraoral cameras?
There are many benefits of the real-time, crystal-clear images that we capture with intraoral cameras, including:
- Early detection of oral issues
- Accurate and precise treatment
- Better patient education
- Documentation and reference
- Evidence for insurance claims
Early Detection of Oral Issues
Many oral health issues–like hairline fractures, oral cancer, and cavities–aren’t always easy to see until they are at an advanced stage. And once these issues reach an advanced stage, treatment options are usually invasive, painful, and expensive.
Because intraoral cameras allow our team to zoom in on hard-to-see areas of concern, we can detect and diagnose oral health issues earlier. Generally, this leads to a better prognosis and less-invasive treatment options.
Accurate and Precise Treatment
Not only can our team detect oral health issues earlier with intraoral cameras, but we can also determine which treatment option is best for the patient and their oral health. Additionally, intraoral cameras allow Dr. Sigurdson and Dr. Patel to deliver extremely precise treatments with unmatched accuracy, which limits the risk of complications and pain during the procedure.
Better Patient Education
Because intraoral cameras capture live images, Dr. Sigurdson and Dr. Patel can use them to educate their patients on their condition and treatment options in real time. This transparency between our doctors and patients increases our team’s credibility and puts patients more at ease.
Documentation and Reference
Many patients are visual learners, and seeing before-and-after pictures allows them to see how their treatment has changed their teeth and smile. With intraoral cameras, our patients can instantly see the impact that excellent dental care makes in their lives.
Evidence for Insurance Claims
Sometimes, insurance companies require proof of an existing condition before they will cover a particular treatment or procedure. Intraoral cameras capture undeniable digital proof that patients can use to appeal to their insurance providers for necessary treatments and procedures.
Experience the Benefits of Intraoral Cameras Today
If you’re looking for a Lakewood dentist with high-end intraoral cameras, then it’s time to schedule an appointment at Lakewood Dental Group. You’ll love seeing how advanced technology can make a noticeable difference in the standard and quality of your dental care.
New and existing patients can contact our Dallas dental office by calling (214) 827-1885 or by scheduling an appointment online.