State-Of-The-Art Technology

Our office incorporates state-of-the-art technology to bring you the latest in dental technology to complement our extensive training. This allows us to perform many additional treatments in our office, and you the ease of scheduling and comfort knowing you’re taken care of with all of our staff.

Digital Imaging

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Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.

Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for digital dental radiographs is extremely minimal which is why we utilize digital imaging technology in the office. With digital imaging, the exposure time is about 50-80 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging also helps us retrieve valuable diagnostic information.

In addition, digital imaging allows us to store patient images and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.

Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light.

Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry is one of dentistry’s latest advances. The laser delivers energy in the form of light. Depending on the intended result, this energy travels at different wavelengths and is absorbed by a “target.” In dentistry, the laser targets gum tissue.In laser dentistry there is no heat or vibration, making the procedure quite comfortable for most patients. For soft tissue (surgical) procedures it eliminates the need for suturing and healing is much faster.

Areas of dental care that benefit from laser technology:

  • Periodontal, or gum related, care
  • Aphthous Ulcer treatment (canker sore)
  • Frenectomy (tongue-tie release) without anesthesia or sutures
  • Crown lengthening, gingivectomy, and other gum corrections
  • Identification of decay and caries

Intraoral Camera

Our team utilizes intraoral camera technology which helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera. An intraoral camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth, and gums, in order to aid us in diagnosis.

With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you! 

 

Oral DNA Testing

Why use oral DNA testing? This simple test can help us understand many things, including:

  • Find hidden oral pathogens that threaten your oral and systemic health. Common pathogens directly cause gum disease and may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke and birth complications
  • Learn if you were born with gene markers associated with increased inflammation, a critical factor in the severity of periodontal, diabetes and cardiovascular disease
  • Help your dentist select the most effective treatment if you already have periodontal disease, and then measure results with a follow-up test
  • Learn if you have HPV high-risk types associated with oral cancer