Dougherty Dental uses an intraoral camera to give our dentists and team a clear and detailed view of every part of your mouth. Intraoral cameras make it easy to diagnose and treat dental problems and help you understand your oral health.

What is an intraoral camera?

Intraoral Camera

An intraoral camera is a small, pen-shaped tool. It is easily maneuverable within the mouth and allows our dentists to view and examine areas of your mouth that are otherwise extremely difficult or impossible to see. The camera can also capture high-quality, color photos of your teeth and gums.

What are the benefits of intraoral cameras?

Intraoral cameras are highly useful tools. With an intraoral camera, Dr. Dougherty and Dr. Szotko can evaluate your oral health and diagnose problems more easily. Common problems that intraoral cameras help to diagnose and treat include:

  • Tooth decay
  • Periodontal disease
  • Cracked and chipped teeth

Intraoral cameras are also used in following up after the completion of a treatment so that we can be certain that the problem has been resolved.

In addition to helping our dentists and team understand your oral health and smile, intraoral cameras also help you understand your oral health. The images captured by the intraoral camera are projected instantaneously onto a nearby monitor where you can see them. This allows you to see exactly what is happening in your mouth so that you can understand the problem and your treatment options.

Intraoral cameras are also used in filing claims with dental insurance providers and can be forwarded to specialists if you require more complex treatment than what our office offers.

Schedule your appointment

To learn more about intraoral cameras in La Jolla, California, and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Paul E. Dougherty or Dr. Scott O. Szotko, contact our office today at 858-454-2656.