Patient education is something we take very seriously here at Freeman Dental Associates. Knowing what is going on in your mouth means being able to properly take care of your mouth. Intra-oral cameras have done a great job in terms of educating patients in the dental industry.
What is it?
An intra-oral camera is a small, toothbrush shaped/sized camera. The video taken with it is projected onto a monitor that we adjust so you may view the feed. We frequently use inter-oral cameras to show patients issues that have arisen within their mouth, since it is not easy to view much of your own mouth using a mirror. With the camera we are able to show you in high detail what is going on in your mouth.
What to expect
The experience of having an intra-oral camera used is generally enjoyable and non-invasive. The camera is small enough that it can fit in your mouth the same way the head of a toothbrush might. It can be moved around in the mouth easily while taking video or pictures of the teeth and gums. We are able to show you images of your mouth in real time while we discuss any issues present.
What advantages does it provide?
The most obvious advantage intra-oral cameras provide is the immediate feedback and education for the patient. It can easily reveal oral conditions like cavities and gum disease. The patient benefits greatly from seeing what effects their oral hygiene habits (or lack thereof) have on their mouth. We are often able to make patients aware of issues while they are still reversible with the introduction of good habits.
If you would like to take a look into your own mouth give us a call at (781) 383-6555 and we will get you scheduled for an appointment today!
What our patients are saying about us
"I am so impressed with this practice! We found them while hosting an 11 year old orphan from Latvia. Not only did she do top-notch dental work for him, she was so kind and patient with him, acting out all of the parts of the procedure since he didn't speak English! One of the staff even mentioned she had tried to brush up on her Russian language skills and used a few Russian phrases with him. I cannot even articulate how much that meant to us. Above and beyond, for sure!" - Tiffany L.
"In my last visit with Dr. Freeman, I had a crown, a filling, and some adjustments to another tooth. Although my visit took 2 hours, it was very pleasant. Dr Freeman is always smiling when she comes in. She is very attentive, caring and has as gentle touch when working in my mouth. She explains every step of the process as she is working. I would highly recommend her for anyone who is afraid of dentists." - Henry Y.
"I recently have had quite a bit of dental care on my old teeth. Dr. Freeman and her team did a great job caring for me. So gentle, professional and friendly. My mouth feels so much better!! Don't hesitate to choose this dental office. You will be glad you did." - J. D.