Your Electronic Chart
One of the most valuable tools in our Rochester family dentistry office is our intraoral camera, which allows us to take digital photographs of the inside of your mouth and immediately save them to your electronic chart. Along with digital X-rays, these images are performed at your initial dental visit to obtain a baseline assessment of your oral health. Images are taken periodically thereafter to help us note even the smallest changes in the appearance of your teeth and gums.
A Unique View with Intraoral Cameras
At Calcagno Dentistry, we are passionate about oral health education, and we realize that some patients are visual learners. When explaining a diagnosis and outlining a treatment plan, we can show you photographs of the treatment areas on a chairside monitor to allow you to see what we see. Issues such as decay, tooth wear, tooth fractures, and inflamed gums are immediately viewable with digital technology, allowing you a better understanding of your unique oral health condition. These images are especially helpful in showing you problem areas in the back of your mouth that are difficult for you to see when looking in a mirror. We can even show you photos of your teeth after treatment so you can see the improvements your Rochester family dentist has made.
Identifying the Earliest Stages of Decay
Tooth decay affects over 92 percent of adults and nearly half of all children in the United States. Typically, a cavity isn’t discovered until it becomes large enough to be seen with the naked eye or probed with a dental pick during a checkup. By the time patients report toothaches, the cavity has often grown large enough to threaten the tooth with infection. With intraoral cameras, your Rochester dentist can uncover the earliest signs of decay and recommend treatment right away. With dental fillings and preventive treatment, we can help your smile remain free of dental caries and infection.
Receive a More Accurate Diagnosis with an Intraoral Camera
Intraoral cameras allow your dentist to perform a more comprehensive examination for more precise and detailed diagnoses. To schedule a consultation, call Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry today at (507) 281-3659. Conveniently located in Rochester, MN, our office also welcomes patients who live in Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and all surrounding communities.