When it comes to caring for your smile, our dentists, Dr. Peter Kim and Dr. William Altig, and our team want to make sure that you have a thorough and detailed examination. As a part of our commitment to patient care at Sierra Oaks Dental, our team uses intraoral cameras in Sacramento, California, to check your mouth and teeth for any problems. You can get started on a healthy and beautiful smile when you call (916) 481-2000 to schedule your appointment.
What Is an Intraoral Camera?
An intraoral camera allows our dentists and team to see parts of your smile from different angles. An intraoral camera is a small device resembling a pen that can capture high-quality color photos of your teeth, gums and other parts of your mouth as needed. Even the hard-to-reach parts of your smile can be accessed by an intraoral camera, so no part of your smile will be a mystery to us!
Why Opt for an Intraoral Camera?
Your mouth gives limited access for viewing since we cannot physically get inside and look at certain parts from different angles. Even mirrors are limited in what they can show us because they must be small in order to fit in your mouth. An intraoral camera is small and easy to maneuver in your mouth, and it can provide a wide photo of an area of your mouth so that we can see it all at once. This allows our dentists to get a better look at your mouth as a whole.
Benefits of an Intraoral Camera
An intraoral camera provides many benefits to both you and our team! The intraoral camera can help us see decay, disease and damage more easily both before and after treatment so that we can ensure an optimal outcome for your oral health. Further, you the patient are also able to see images taken with the intraoral camera! We can show you what we see so that you can be informed about what is going on in your mouth and make the best decisions for your treatment. Intraoral camera photos can also be sent to other doctors and insurance companies if needed.
Process of Receiving Treatment With an Intraoral Camera
You need only to relax in the dental chair as we move the camera inside your mouth. We will keep you comfortable during your treatment and can stop at any time if needed. We can show you images and answer any questions you might have about what you are seeing, and we will keep you informed about what we are seeing.
Cost of Treatment Using an Intraoral Camera
The cost of treatment using an intraoral camera will vary from patient to patient depending on the number of photos taken and treatment length. We will go over any details with you before your treatment.
For more information about intraoral cameras and how we use them to improve your dental care, please call to schedule an appointment with our dentists and team.