People seldom have a clear idea of the actual status of their dental health. Even with lights and mirrors, a patient can’t see what the dentist can – that is, until now.
Here at our Naples dental office, Dr. Makram integrates the use of intraoral cameras, so when you visit him, you can sit comfortably back in the chair and get ready for the show. Dr. Makram or one of our knowledgeable hygienists will insert a pen-sized, camera-tipped wand into your mouth and use it to help them identify cavities as early as possible.
Covered with a disposable plastic sheath for contamination prevention, this device simply takes a video of the inside of your mouth and transmits the images to a TV screen that you can comfortably view from the dental chair. Dr. Makram can use this close footage to point out problem areas and explain his recommendations for treatment so you’ll become an informed partner in your dental care instead of a mere bystander.
Although Dr. Makram and our staff members are highly trained and experienced, early cavities can be difficult to see at first. In addition to taking footage of the inside of your mouth, this intraoral camera also highlights areas where decay has started to develop, which may not be apparent to the naked eye.
Seeing your dental problems may seem overwhelming at first, but consider the experience the first step toward a healthier, fresher smile. The camera may reveal the early stages of potentially serious problems, allowing you the opportunity to prevent small issues before they escalate. This is especially helpful with gum disease and conditions that cause damage without causing pain. Plus, our camera’s cavity detector enables us to take care of cavities long before they become a dental emergency.
The camera’s honest survey can also show you how your regular home hygiene routine is paying off. The dental hygienist or Dr. Makram can recommend ways to improve your homecare based on our findings.