Ever wonder what we see when we examine your mouth? Well, with our intra-oral camera we can "broadcast" your mouth to our TV screen and magnify by 40-50 times, and show you what's right or wrong and how we can make it better. It really helps you understand what and why we do what we do.
Our intra-oral camera displays your teeth on a video screen, allowing Dr. Arya to walk you through your proposed treatment.
Viewing your teeth and restorations with a computer enhanced intraoral camera and monitor greatly enhances our ability to see problems and recommend treatment at the earliest, most preventable stages. By projecting these images onto the monitor, we can also share our observations with you, so that we can co-discover, co-diagnosed and discuss the best treatment options for you.
This technique provides you the patient, a close up of you to your teeth enabling you to see the current status of your teeth. Dr. Arya uses a specially designed intra-oral camera, which is a tiny video camera that is designed to take up images in area of low light. (The cameras are actually the size of a pen or dental drill.) The images picked up by the camera are magnified many times and displayed on a nearby television monitor. When we see an area in the mouth that needs closer inspection, the video image can be "freeze framed." We can even imprint out a hard copy for you-so you can put it on the refrigerator next to the picture of your kids.
The camera has many uses in our office. Since the camera magnifies its images within the mouth, we can more clearly see any tiny irregularities that could be missed with an unaided visual inspection.
- Early stages of gum disease can be detected more clearly with the magnified images of the camera.
- Images from the camera can be used to educate the patient about his/her dental condition.
- The camera can be used to allow dentist and patient to plan or monitor progress of treatment.
- The camera validates the need for treatment for insurance companies.
- The camera is useful to help plan esthetic treatment for the patient.
We believe that the use of this camera allows us to work as a team with you to meet your dental care goals. Our office is dedicated to open, honest communication. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and discuss your treatment options with you.
We use high-tech procedures and equipment in our practice, which help us to treat you more effectively and making you more comfortable.