Intraoral Camera – Pasadena, TX

Generating Images For Better Dental Patient Education

People seldom have a clear idea of the actual status of their dental health. Even with lights and mirrors, a dental patient can’t see what the dentist can – that is, until now.

How Are Intraoral Cameras Used?

Closeup of dentist holding an intraoral camera

We use intraoral cameras at Pasadena Family Dentistry so that you can sit back comfortably in the chair and get ready for the show. Our team will insert a pen-sized, camera-tipped wand into your mouth. Covered with a disposable plastic sheath for contamination prevention, the wand simply takes a video of the inside of your mouth and transmits the images via cable to a computing unit. The computing unit enlarges the full-color images and sends them to a TV screen that you can comfortably view from the dental chair. Aha! There it is – your mouth on the screen. The dentist can point out problem areas and explain their treatment recommendations, so you’ll become an informed partner in your dental care instead of a clueless bystander.

How Intraoral Cameras Help You

Dentist using intraoral camera to capture images of dental patient's smile

Seeing your dental problems may seem overwhelming at first, but you should consider the experience the first step toward a healthier, fresher smile. The camera may reveal the early stages of potentially serious problems, allowing you the opportunity to prevent small problems before they escalate. This is especially helpful with gum disease and conditions that cause damage without causing pain. The camera's honest survey can also show you how your regular home hygiene routine is paying off. We can also recommend ways to improve your homecare based on their findings.