An intraoral camera is an advanced diagnostic tool that provides clear, detailed images of the teeth and mouth that a simple mirror examination cannot achieve. These devices have been used since the early 1990s, and are now found in up to half of all dental offices because of their many advantages.
In addition to ensuring a proper diagnosis, an intraoral camera can help a patient understand a diagnosis and recognize the benefits of any recommended treatment. The images from an intraoral camera allow a dentist to view the teeth at magnified levels, and to keep a permanent record of the teeth for comparison over time, and before and after treatment. Photo documentation of the teeth can also help speed up the insurance-claim process by providing clear-cut evidence of dental conditions.