Intraoral Cameras Turn Patients into Partners
When people think of visiting the dentist, they are likely to envision dentists asking questions with fingers in their mouth. That’s no way to make patients part of the treatment process. In the past decade, the field of dentistry has undergone a number of innovations, but intraoral cameras may be the most significant because they allow patients to truly experience their smiles from the dentist’s perspective. Dr. Merrill A. Grant and his skilled team are dedicated to helping patients achieve and maintain their optimal levels of oral health, and one of the ways we’re able to do this is by making patients part of their treatment planning process. We use intraoral cameras as a regular part of dental checkups to allow patients to view their smiles clearly and increase their understanding of how to achieve their smile goals.
An intraoral camera is pen-sized and capable of taking high quality images of the mouth that are immediately viewable on a chairside monitor. We’re able to examine the images by enlarging, color coding, or otherwise enhancing the image to accurately explain patients’ current oral health concerns and possible treatment options. Our goal is to improve the patient education experience by visually displaying areas for concern and making treatment recommendations.
In some cases, it takes patients some time to get used to looking at their smiles up close and personal. However, once they have the opportunity to see firsthand the amount of damage their smiles have undergone and actively participate in their dental care planning, they can finally feel comfortable and confident in their oral health care decisions. Exploring the condition of natural dental structures and existing restorations gives us the opportunity to answer patient questions, make specific recommendations for at-home oral hygiene improvements, and provide any possible adjustments to your preventive dentistry plan.
We invite patients from Satellite Beach, FL and other surrounding communities to contact our knowledgeable dentist and team. We’re happy to answer questions about available dentistry services or schedule an appointment in our state-of-the-art dentistry practice.