An intraoral camera is a tiny video camera that is similar in size and shape to a pen. This small, sterilized probe is painlessly inserted in the mouth in order to capture detailed images of the interior. The use of intraoral cameras is painless and enables patients to see problems with their teeth and/or gums, including tarnished or corroded fillings, fractured teeth, decay, bleeding gums and plaque. Due to the magnification feature of the camera, it also assists the doctor in recognizing potential problems earlier than they might otherwise be seen by a visual examination. This technology allows the patient to see exactly what the doctor sees, and for the doctor and patient to discuss and decide upon the optimal treatment plan for the patient. It also ensures that the doctor is able to maintain the most up-to-date records of the patient’s treatment and monitor the progress of the treatment.