Many patients, especially younger patients, are very familiar with the latest technology and are comfortable with the high tech practice. Computers and TV screens are their primary method of information processing.
Dr. Erik Mendelsohn and Dr. Alexa Previtti utilize Intraoral Camera technology to help enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. Intraoral cameras are fast replacing dental mirrors for the following reasons (1) magnification; and (2) their ability to share the image with the patient via live video on a computer or TV monitor.
“A picture paints a thousand words.”
An Intraoral Camera is a very small camera – in some cases, just a few millimeters long. An Intraoral Camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums, in order for us to accurately make a diagnosis. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you!
Intraoral Cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.
The Intraoral Camera technology allows us to show our patients what we see and to help enhance the understanding of their diagnosis. The intraoral photo pictured here is of an actual patient. The patient was shocked by what he had seen and could not believe that this was an actual photo of what was going on within his very own mouth! Thanks to this amazing technology we were able to share images with our patient to help him understand his treatment and provided him with the overall education he needed for a healthy mouth.
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