When you’re undergoing an examination or a procedure, you know your dentist has all the knowledge they need to give you safe and effective treatment – but you can feel like you’re in the dark about what’s going on inside your own mouth. Even with bright lights and little mirrors, it’s hard to get a clear picture. If this frustrates you, you’re in luck – at his Naperville, IL office, Dr. Caputo now uses intraoral cameras, which means that when you settle down in that big dentist’s chair, you’re in for a real show.
Seeing the big picture, one tooth at a time
So how does the intraoral camera work? Once you’re in the chair, Dr. Caputo or one of his skilled hygienists will insert the pen-sized, camera-tipped wand into your mouth (covered with a plastic sheath to avoid contamination, of course). The wand will then take a video of the inside of your mouth and transmit to a TV screen you can see from the dentist’s chair without having to move an inch. Dr. Caputo can then show you areas in your mouth that need improvement and make recommendations for treatment, meaning that you’ll be informed and prepared for the procedures that may follow, instead of moving forward blindly.
If you have several oral issues, it can be discouraging to see them blown up on a screen in front of you, but don’t despair. With the help of the intraoral camera, you’ll be able to watch, step-by-step, as your smile transforms into the look you’ve always dreamed of. In addition, the intraoral camera can help detect potential problems at their earlier stages, saving you precious time and money.
Here in Naperville, IL, Dr. Caputo is committed to providing you with the most up-to-date and effective technologies available. Learn about the other technologies we offer here, or call the practice of Dr. Paul V. Caputo today at (630) 922–1311 to schedule a consultation. Our office is located in Naperville, and we happily serve patients from Bolingbrook, Aurora, Plainfield, and Romeoville as well.