Pasadena, Texas Family Dentist Michael Nugent discusses Intraoral Cameras.
In the past a dentist would tell you that you have a problem and you just said OK. However, intraoral cameras have changed all of that. Now you can sit comfortably back in the chair while the dentist or hygienist inserts a sterilized small camera that is moved around the inside of your mouth. Covered with a disposable plastic sheath for contamination prevention, the camera simply takes a pictures of the inside of your mouth and transmits the images via cable to a computer. The computer displays the full-color images . Now you the patient can see exactly what Dr. Nugent is looking at.This painless, no radiation technique allows us to see and document dental conditions such as worn-out, defective fillings, fractured teeth, decay, bleeding gums, oral lesions and plaque. The intraoral camera is a great diagnostic tool that provides an accurate view of the current state of your mouth and potential problems.
Second, the eye of the camera can show how well you’re doing with your oral care home hygiene regimen. This helps you and your dentist realistically assess needed steps to improve your techniques and monitor your progress. We can also freeze and store the video of the inside of your mouth for a bigger and better look and then make an instant photograph for you and your records or for the insurance company for verification of treatment.
As new technologies become available to us, we strive to keep up-to-date with the latest advances in order to provide our patients with the most modern, highest quality dental care possible. That is why patients from Deer Park, Friendswood, Clear Lake, Webster, La Porte and surrounding area travel to see Dr. Nugent.