People seldom have a clear idea of the actual status of their dental health. Even with lights and mirrors, a patient can’t see what the dentist can – that is, until now.
We use intraoral cameras at Randolph Dental Care. Therefore, when you visit Dr. Goldstein, you can lay back comfortably back in the chair and get ready for the show. Dr. Goldstein (or his hygienist) will use a pen-sized, camera-tipped wand (covered with a disposable plastic sheath for infection control) to take a video of the inside of your mouth while transmitting the images via cable to a computing unit. The computing unit enlarges the full-color images and sends them to a TV screen that can be comfortably viewed from the dental chair. Aha! There it is – your mouth on the screen. Dr. Goldstein can point out problem areas and explain his recommendations for treatment, thus allowing you to become an informed partner in your dental care instead of a mere bystander. Our philosophy is to “Treat potential problems before they become problems.” With images of the teeth magnified 35 times, we can do that!
As the patient, viewing your dental problems can at first seem overwhelming, but consider the experience as the first step toward a healthier, fresher smile. The camera may reveal the early stages of potentially serious problems, therefore allowing you the opportunity to address or prevent small problems before they escalate. This is especially helpful with gum disease and conditions that cause damage without causing pain. The camera's honest survey can also show you how your regular home hygiene routine is paying off. Dr. Goldstein (or his hygienist) can recommend ways to improve your homecare based on their findings.