Incorporating the latest dental technology into our practice allows us to give you the most updated treatment possible. Precision, accuracy, and quality are what we do best. Below are some of the ways we use technology to make effective early diagnoses so we can address your dental conditions while they are easier to treat.
Digital Dental X-Rays
Digital dental x-rays provide high-resolution images that allow us to safely diagnose conditions in their earliest stages. With 80 to 90 percent less radiation than traditional x-rays, they are safer than ever. We take x-rays periodically for effective diagnoses of bone conditions and decay. How often you will need x-rays depends on your dental health history.
Seeing is believing! With intraoral camera technology, we can show you images of exactly what we see. We can take high-resolution images of a single tooth or an area of your mouth and instantly display it on a computer monitor for you to see. This tool helps us to provide essential patient education so that you fully understand your conditions and treatment options.
This tooth shows the cavity in the grooves of the tooth. Something like this generally doesn't show up on an X-Ray unless the decay is very deep.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Dental anxiety and fear is something we are all too familiar with. Addressing this fear and anxiety of the dentist is one of the most important things that we do. We truly believe that being comfortable with all aspects of your dental visit is key to loving your dental office.
Patients love "gas" for a good reason. It is extremely effective at reducing or eliminating anxiety. Sometimes it is used in combination with oral medication. The benefit of using nitrous for the relief of anxiety is that its effects wear off within 10 minutes of placing the patient on pure oxygen. With oral medications, the patient is unable to drive making this form of anxiety relief less convenient for the patient.
If you've put off visiting the dentist due to fear or anxiety, give us a call today! We can help!
Our reception area has coffee, tea, and a refrigerator stocked with water, juices and refreshments for your comfort and convenience!
Epic Dental Laser
Lasers have definitely changed the way we do dentistry. This is the Epic laser that can be used for both surgery and also has therapeutic applications. The device emits invisible infrared radiation which can be used for cutting gum tissue, killing bacteria, causing hemostasis (stopping bleeding), and by focusing the energy over a larger surface area it can also be used for TMJ therapy. LLLT (low-level laser therapy) is widely used in pain management and therapy by positively affecting mitochondria which are crucial to health. LLLT has been proven to be very effective for reducing symptoms of temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) also known as TMJ.