Many cutting-edge technologies are being created to help clinicians and providers of oral health care deliver care more efficiently. These creative methods typically don’t require invasive procedures and are simple to use, and they have numerous other advantages for both patients and medical professionals. An intra-oral camera (IOC) is one such device that has evolved into a crucial tool in the delivery of oral healthcare.
Small, portable tools called intraoral cameras enable dentists to take precise pictures of a patient’s teeth and gums. Due to their ability to provide dentists with access to areas of the mouth that are challenging to see with the unaided eye, intraoral cameras are expected to become more and more common by 2023.
Applications of IOC can be classified into direct (clinical) and indirect (remote) oral care applications. Regular checkups, restorative work, and cosmetic procedures are just a few of the dental procedures that utilize intraoral cameras. They help dentists identify problems that might not be obvious to the naked eye and enable them to see areas of the mouth that may be difficult to access, like the back molars. This can result in earlier dental issue diagnosis and treatment, lowering the possibility of complications and enhancing patient outcomes.
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