Take a Tour of Your Mouth in Real Time
Do you recall the small hand mirror your dentist used to show you your mouth? Not so long ago, patients were dependent on their Dentists to verbally tell them what was happening inside their mouth. The advent of the intra-oral camera allows our doctors to take you on a Video Tour of your mouth in real time. Remember, a picture is worth a thousand words!
This shift from explanation to demonstration has proven to be an invaluable asset to both our doctors and patients. A flexible video camera roughly the diameter of a pen instantly transmits live video of your mouth to a full-color, high-definition video monitor. The doctor then walks you through each issue in your mouth and explains potential strategies to help resolve them.
Hearing about your dental issues is one thing. Seeing them is something entirely different. If you haven't yet experienced the advantages of an intra-oral camera, let us open your eyes to the future of patient-centered dentistry.
Take an Active Role in Your Own Dental Treatment
Before the advent of the intra-oral camera, it was very difficult for our patients to visualize the work that needed to be performed on their teeth. They were more like observers and less like participants. In one sense, the intra-oral camera is responsible for moving our patients from passive observation to active participation. In short, our intra-oral camera allows you to see what WE see, helping us to diagnose dental issues much earlier than ever before and allowing you to Co-Diagnose Dental Disease.
The magnification power of the device permits unrivaled clarity, even at very close range, which results in a better diagnosis and more effective treatment. Any device that creates more trust between you and your dentist is always a good thing. The more informed you are about the state of your oral health, the more control you have over how to improve it. At the dental practice of Drs. Schuyler & Blyholder, we encourage and educate our patients to move from the role of passive observer toward motivated advocate. Let us use our intra-oral cameras to show you how we can restore you to full dental health.