An intraoral camera is designed to take highly magnified images of an individual’s mouth. The photos will be taken from different angles like full face, smile, upper arch, and lower arch. One can think of them as the mouth’s selfies— after all, Time magazine says San Diego is among the U.S.’s top 20 “selfiest” cities. These will serve as bases for a dentist in San Diego to recommend implants or not. However, these images won’t be the only bases.
Using panoramic X-rays
Panoramic radiography takes an entire image of a person’s mouth, including the teeth, upper and lower jaws, plus surrounding structures and tissues. People can liken it to those chest X-rays they usually take for their annual physical exams or APEs. Panoramic X-rays are reliable ways to point out advanced periodontal diseases, oral cysts, tumors and oral cancer, and TMJ disorders.