There are several types of dental photography, including intraoral photography, which involves taking images of the teeth and gums from inside the mouth using specialized cameras and mirrors, and extraoral photography, which involves taking images of the face and mouth from outside the mouth using standard photography equipment.
Intraoral photography is particularly useful for capturing detailed images of specific teeth or areas of the mouth, such as the back molars or the gum line. It can be used to document the progression of dental issues such as cavities, gum disease, or tooth wear, and to track the results of treatments such as orthodontic work or tooth whitening.
Extraoral photography is often used to capture images of the face and smile for cosmetic purposes, such as to assess the overall appearance of the teeth and gums or to document changes after a cosmetic dental procedure.
Overall, dental photography plays an important role in modern dentistry, helping dentists to diagnose and treat a wide range of dental issues while also improving communication and collaboration between dental professionals and patients.
Paper presentation– Arunkumar, Raagadharshini ( Second prize)