An intraoral camera is basically a video camera that can take still pictures of your teeth. With an intraoral camera, the dentist can see cracks in your teeth, fillings that are breaking down, cavities, as well as tartar or calculus, gingivitis and many other dental problems that may be going on in your mouth. Having such a clear picture of the situation lets you make an informed decision about the best treatment plan.
The intraoral camera also helps the dentist become aware of dental problems early on. That way, Dr. Sulzbach can get them fixed right away to prevent more serious (and more expensive) work on your teeth in the future.
The intraoral camera is painless and requires zero radiation. Therefore, it can be used as many times as necessary without any potentially harmful effects. If a hard copy is needed, images can easily be printed out.