One of the new technologies available in dentistry today is what is called an intraoral camera.
Otero Family Dentistry uses intraoral cameras as part of your examinations. One of the advantages is that, not only can we see things that he couldnt see before, but you as the patient can also see the same thing. So, when you visit our office, sit comfortably back in your chair and get ready for the show. The intraoral camera is a pen-sized wand that we place in your mouth. It is covered with a disposable plastic sheath for cleanliness. It takes a video of the inside of your mouth, which you can see on a TV screen at the side of the dental chair. We will point out problem areas to you and use the images to help explain his recommendations for treatment. The result? You become an informed partner in your dental care rather than being just a bystander.
Besides just seeing these problems, the intraoral camera magnifies them greatly. With this as an aid, we can spot leaky fillings and cracks in teeth much earlier than we used to be able to do before this invention. And in dentistry, anytime we discover a problem sooner, it is almost always easier to fix and less expensive, besides avoiding unnecessary pain and dental emergencies..
We try to incorporate this useful new technologies into our practice. It increases quality of care and your level of comfort. In addition, the intraoral camera in particular also helps raise your level of understanding of dental problems.