A picture is worth a thousand words. In our office, we have invested in intraoral (in the mouth) cameras that not only help with diagnosis but allows our patients the ability to see problem areas in the mouth exactly how we do. These wireless cameras are about the size of a dental mirror, has white LED built in lights with autofocus, and takes pictures at 10x magnification. At that point, you can see the photo within a second on a computer monitor that we have in our operatories and get fully educated on the conditions in your mouth. These images are so true-to-life that the photos not only show your dental conditions to you, they can help explain your conditions to other specialists and insurance companies if needed. X-rays show only a 2 dimensional view of your teeth. The use of intraoral cameras eliminate the guesswork allowing our patients to fully understand their dental conditions and therefore prepare to start their necessary treatment.