We use the latest imaging devices to provide more accurate diagnosis and dental treatment. One of the most effective devices we use is the intraoral camera. This small, handheld device provides detailed images of your teeth, which can be transferred to a chairside computer screen. With intraoral cameras, the imaging process is fast and comfortable.
What Is an Intraoral Camera?
An intraoral camera is a tiny device, sometimes only measuring a few millimeters in length. It is attached to a handheld, wireless wand, making it easy to obtain images of all of your teeth. When the camera captures an image, it is immediately sent to a chairside computer, where it can be magnified up to 100 times.
The Benefits of Intraoral Cameras
Lightweight intraoral cameras are changing the face of dentistry. The advantages of this technology include:
- More accurate diagnosis: Because the images can be so highly magnified, Dr. Vlachakis can more easily detect the initial signs of decay and other dental problems.
- Faster treatment time: With easier, quicker diagnosis, you will be in and out of the dental chair in no time.
- More personal involvement in your dental treatment: Dr. Vlachakis will display your images on a computer there in the exam room. This allows her to more thoroughly educate you about your dental health, and you can actively participate in choosing the right dental treatment for your needs.
- Better record keeping: All of your digital images will be stored in our office computer, making it easy to compare images from past visits. We can also send the data to specialists and insurance companies, which can make it simpler to obtain your health care coverage.
Schedule an Examination Today
With advanced technology, such as intraoral cameras, we can provide faster and more accurate diagnoses to improve your dental health care. To schedule an examination with Dr. Vlachakis, call Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry today at (281) 974-4494. Located in Memorial City Plaza, we proudly serve the residents of Houston, Memorial City, Bunker Hill, West Beltway, City Center, Hedwig Village, and all surrounding communities.