At Keith Shrum Dentistry we have a piece of equipment to help you better understand your dental health. It’s called the intra-oral camera, which is really just a tiny video camera that looks like a pen. It connects to our computer system and links to a chair-side computer monitor. The main advantage of the intra-oral camera is that we can show you what condition your teeth are in, or what we are doing to your teeth.
The intra-oral camera is a sterilized small probe that can easily be moved around the inside of your mouth. It provides you with a tooth by tooth video exam of your teeth so you can see your teeth enlarged in living color on the TV screen. We can freeze and store the picture of the inside of your mouth for a bigger and better look and then take an instant photograph of you for your records.
This painless, no-radiation technique allows you to see problems such as worn-out or defective fillings, fractured teeth, decay, bleeding gums and plaque. Together, your Dentist and you can discuss the best treatment plan for restoring your mouth to optimal health.
The intra-oral camera is a tremendous educational tool which shows you what is going on with your teeth … rather than your dentist merely trying to describe it to you in words!