Dr. Tracey Hughes may use an intraoral camera when examining your teeth and mouth. Intraoral cameras are small, pen-shaped imaging devices used to take photos of your teeth, gums and other areas of your mouth. Because this camera is small and easily maneuverable, it can reach all areas of your mouth with ease, including those areas that are otherwise impossible to view. The high-quality color photos captured by the camera give our dentist a greater understanding of your oral health needs and help us diagnose problems such as tooth decay, periodontal disease and tooth damage and provide treatment that meets your needs.
In addition to helping our dentist provide and follow up on your treatments, intraoral cameras are also an excellent educational tool. The images captured by the camera are displayed almost instantaneously on a nearby monitor so that you can see what our dentist and team see. This gives you a much greater understanding of your oral health and helps you make informed decisions about your care. Images from the intraoral camera can also be sent to other dentists, specialists and insurance companies as needed.
For more information about intraoral cameras in Louisville, Colorado, and to schedule an appointment, call Boulder Valley Dental Center today at 720-637-3137.