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Intraoral Camera

Intraoral cameraAnother excellent technology in caries detection is the intraoral camera, which is perhaps the most undervalued and underused technology in dentistry. The intraoral camera should be used for every patient appointment, every examination, and every tooth. Only an intraoral camera can produce a screen-sized digital image of a tooth or teeth. Visual detection or even suspicion of early dental caries is enhanced from this digital image. It is this suspicion of possible decalcification or early decay that leads to further investigation using additional dental digital diagnostic technology. Naturally, an enlarged color digital image on a computer screen enhances a provider’s diagnostic abilities, especially when compared to the naked eye. It is also very important to visually illustrate and educate all patients about their dental health.