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Intraoral camera in dentistry

Every day, innovations were made to make our life easier. In the field of medicine, these innovations were used to save more lives and cut the cost of medical treatment. In the field of dentistry, innovations have made the assessment and diagnosis of oral health problems a lot easier and the treatments less invasive, more comfortable and convenient. Intraoral camera is just one of the many dental innovations used in assessing and diagnosing oral health problems. It enables you and your dentist to have an intraoral close-up analysis of the different structures inside your mouth. An intraoral camera has a built-in light source which allows the dentist and the patient to see the external structures of the teeth, the gums and the buccal cavity. With the illumination, intraoral camera is used to take videos and the still camera is used to capture the image of the condition of the teeth which helps in the assessment and diagnosis of plaque formation, dental cavities, gum diseases, chipped or cracked tooth, broken dental fillings and other oral conditions. The main goal in the use of intraoral camera is to assess and diagnose oral health problems. The uses of intraoral camera include: It is used in oral cancer screening. Patients, who are at high-risk for oral cancer such as those who are heavy alcohol drinkers and smokers, are screened for this disease. The camera is used to detect lesions or tumors that are indicative of oral cancer. Photos taken during this screening are sent to a cancer specialist for better assessment and diagnosis of the patient’s oral condition. The photos taken give an...