An intraoral camera is, as its name implies, a small camera used to take pictures within the mouth. It is an amazing diagnostic tool, which allows the dentist to examine a mouth in extreme detail. The instrument, which may look like an oversized pen, has a camera that takes high resolution images of the mouth. The images can be viewed on a monitor which allows the patient to see for themselves, the same images the dentist is seeing. As well, these digital images produced by an intraoral camera provide visual proof of your issue to insurance companies, bolstering your treatment case.