People seldom have a clear picture of their dental health. Do they have gum disease? Do they have cavities? These often go undetected by the patient, because they are most often painless. Even with lights and mirrors, a patient can’t see what the dentist can – that is, until now.
At Fountain View Family Dentistry, we use intraoral cameras, so when you come for your dental visit, you can sit back comfortably and allow us to clearly show you your dental needs. An intraoral camera is a handheld wand that comfortably fits inside your mouth and captures images of your teeth and gums. The full-color images are transferred onto a flat-screen monitor, so you can conveniently view them right from your dental chair. The magnified images allow Dr. Harden to clearly point out tooth decay, fractures, and gum disease right before your eyes. “Trust me, I’m a doctor” is no longer a standard that patients have to live with. With intraoral cameras, the patient becomes an informed participant in his or her dental care and permits complete trust in the diagnostic findings.