Kyle Taylor, DDS

Tranquil Bay Dental

2415 Penny Road Suite 203

High Point, NC 27265


At Deep River Pointe

Intraoral Cameras

Photo of dentist using intraoral camera during new patient exam

Dental Exams Using Intraoral Digital Cameras

The intraoral camera is probably the most commented-on and complimented piece of equipment in the dental office.  It helps us show patients what is going on in their mouths.

Though not a replacement for x-rays, a visual examination with intraoral pictures is a great communication tool for the dentist to use when interacting with patients, letting us show you what we actually see in your mouth. In addition, the enlarged image produced by the camera can serve as a great magnification tool. What may look innocent to the naked eye can have its true nature revealed when photographed and magnified.

Smaller than the head of a dental mirror, the intraoral camera allows us to capture images that provide us with a dental history of a tooth or teeth. A photo taken of a filling or small crack line we have been observing for a couple of years can be compared with the image from when we first began the observation, either giving us reassurance we should continue on that watchful path, or alerting us that it is now time for action to be taken.

We take images of the blue-gray tint seen around silver amalgam fillings, a sure sign of decay, as well as crack lines, actual fractured-off areas of teeth, broken fillings, and even soft tissue lesions we want to document or show the patient.


The intraoral camera allows you to be an active partner in your dental treatment by enabling you to see what we see inside your mouth. With a clear understanding of your dental conditions, you’ll be able to make treatment decisions with confidence.