We believe that preventative care is the best kind of dental care. Here at Bentz Dental Group, we are committed to finding the very best ways to help you maintain your healthiest smile at every age. Digital x-rays are one way we can accomplish this. However, the use of an intraoral camera elevates your routine exams to a whole new level.
Our use of advanced technologies, including the TRIOS 5 intraoral scanner, enables us to empower you in your lifelong oral health. To learn more now, contact us at 610-272-6949.
What is an Intraoral Camera?
Several advances have furthered the accuracy of dental care over the years. The intraoral camera is one of the latest developments in diagnostic care. This small, handheld device improves your dental assessments and the accuracy of dental diagnoses. Our TRIOS 5 intraoral camera can be used wirelessly. This gives your dentist more freedom to obtain impeccable imaging without requiring awkward body positioning (them or you!).
How is the TRIOS 5 Intraoral Camera Used?
Intraoral cameras have built-in light sources that illuminate the surfaces of your teeth, as well as the gums, tongue, and cheek area. Using this device, your dentist can capture images or video of the various parts of your mouth. This enhances the accuracy of your diagnosis as well as the accuracy of your conversation with your dentist about the state of your oral health.
Some of the ways in which an intraoral camera can be used in dentistry include:
- Oral cancer screening. Patients who have a higher risk for oral cancer, including those who frequently smoke or consume alcohol, need routine, high-quality exams to check for tumors or lesions in the mouth. The TRIOS 5 not only spots such abnormalities, but it can capture them on film, recording important data such as the location and measurement of the lesion or tumor.
- General exams. Using images obtained from the TRIOS 5, your dentist can see imperfections and subtle damage that they cannot see with the naked eye. Some of the conditions that can be spotted more easily using a powerful intraoral camera include broken fillings, chips or cracks in teeth, gum disease, cavities, and plaque formation, to name a few.
- Education and treatment planning. Your dentist doesn't keep the images they've gathered to themself! They can be shared with you, giving you an up-close-and-personal look inside your own mouth. Observing the photos and videos with your dentist gives you a better understanding of why they are recommending specific treatments. After your appointment, you'll know exactly what's going on with your teeth and gums and how any concerns can be managed efficiently.
What are the Benefits of My Dentist Using the TRIOS 5 Intraoral Camera?
Dentistry has gotten by with x-ray imaging for many decades. Why do we need another level of technology now? There are several reasons! Your long-term oral health is supported one exam and cleaning at a time. The more your dentist can see and the earlier they can see it, the better it is for you. Intraoral cameras, like our TRIOS 5, use the latest technologies, such as strong magnification, LED lighting, and a combination of video and photography, to obtain the most accurate information regarding your oral health. Additionally, TRIOS 5 includes a supportive platform in which your data can be stored. The images and video from your previous visit can be compared to current intraoral imaging to more adeptly follow your oral health through the years.
Schedule Your Consultation at Bentz Dental Group Today!
We care about technology because we care about your smile. Contact our East Norriton, PA dental office at 610-272-6949 to schedule your visit.