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(503) 620-6133
RICHARD WHIPPLE, DDS
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11525 SW Durham Rd, Suite D1, Tigard, OR 97224
Monday to Friday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
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Intraoral Camera

Dr. Whipple is a firm believer in educating his patients in every possible way so that they can walk away from a visit to his office having the knowledge and the ability to keep their teeth healthy. Our office uses a variety of high-tech dental tools whose primary focus is on patient education. We are proud to be the local area’s leader in patient education and cutting edge techniques/equipment. This is why we are proud to have several intraoral cameras in our office.

What is an intraoral camera?

An intraoral camera is a device that is about the size and shape of a normal tooth brush. On the end, instead of a brush there is a small camera and on the opposing end is a cord that attaches to a monitor.

Why use an intraoral camera?

There are a couple different reasons why we employ intraoral cameras. The primary reason is it gives our patients a way to see exactly what we are referring to when we are advising them on issues present in their mouth. It is one thing to hear us talk about a particular molar in the back of your mouth while describing what we see and how it ought to be. It is a completely different and much more valuable experience for you to see what we are talking about in real time.

The Intraoral camera gives you perspective on what is going on in your mouth. Many people argue that X-rays can do just as good a job at giving perspective to issues within the mouth. We disagree. The average person has only a vague understanding of how to read an X-ray in a dental context. In a medical setting, if you break your arm and are shown an x-ray of the break, it is much more clear what is going on in your arm. There is the bone, there is the break. In a dental context X-rays require a skilled eye to sort out what is happening. X-rays do not resemble your mouth in a way that makes it relatable to you.

The intraoral camera shoots high definition, color video of your mouth and displays it in real time on a monitor right in front of you. It provides a very easily relatable context to you. Often our patients come away being much more enthusiastic about their oral care because they know that next time they visit our office they will get to compare their progress and see the results.

Is it uncomfortable?

An intraoral camera is considered to be a non-invasive tool. Because it is a compact tool, we are able to move it about your mouth with no discomfort.

We can even sometimes use this tool in conjunction with other tools to give you inform and educate you. Our Diagnodent laser detection system uses laser light to make your teeth glow fluorescent where they show signs of cavities. To be able to see your teeth glowing is pretty cool, even if it does mean a cavity may be trying to form.

Call our office today at (503) 620-6133 with any questions or to schedule an appointment!

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