The dental field is constantly evolving, and as a team of professionals who are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality of care, we should be evolving too! For us, that means staying up-to-date with the latest technology and techniques in the field to make each of your treatments and checkups more comfortable and thorough. You can read about some of the gadgets in our dental office below to learn more!
In the past, dentists would use film X-rays that took awhile to develop and used chemicals that were harmful for the environment. Today, we use all-digital X-ray imaging that is clearer, faster, and safer for patients of all ages. Using this technology, we’re able to easily diagnose cysts, tumors, infections, and a variety of other serious oral health problems. In our dental office, we use the Schick 33 X-ray device that produces superior quality images due to the build-in digital sensors.
We use our Mouthwatch intraoral camera, which is a small, handheld device, to gain a better view of hard-to-see areas of your mouth. It has a high-quality camera at the end of it that is hooked up to a chairside monitor to deliver crystal clear video footage so you can view what we are looking at in real-time. This gives us an additional resource to explain what problems you face and how a treatment can help solve it.
Our KaVo OP 3D cone beam scanner allows us to capture a detailed panoramic blueprint of your facial structure so we can thoroughly plan out dental implant surgeries, orthodontic treatment, and a variety of other procedures. These panoramic images allow us to see dentition, nerve pathways, sinuses, and your jawbone, so we can minimize any risk of complications and ensure long-lasting, amazing results.
Whenever you get a protective bruxism nightguard, sportsguard, or restoration, you need to have an impression taken of your mouth. Instead of the typical, uncomfortable putty impressions, we use even more accurate, faster, and precise digital impression technology to make your mouthguards and restorations perfectly fitted to your dental structure. Using 3D imaging technology, you can have a more comfortable and convenient experience when you visit our dental office.
The American Dental Association estimates that 91 percent of adults have had cavities at some point in their lives. This common oral health problem can develop on the biting surface or between your teeth, which can be hard to detect. When they’re left untreated, they can progress into painful tooth infections. To keep this from happening we utilize our CariScreen Susceptibility Test and scan your entire mouth with bioluminescence to highlight any areas of decay. That way, no stone goes left unturned, and even the smallest cavities will be spotted and treated.
According to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, an estimated 53,260 adults in the nation will be diagnosed with oral cancer each year. When this condition has an opportunity to progress to other areas of the body, it can become deadly. At each of your checkups and cleanings, we’ll conduct a thorough oral cancer screening using our VELscope oral assessment system. With a simple wave of the device, we’ll be able to detect any cancerous tissue and send you for additional testing to increase your chances of successful treatment.
Our Gemini 810 + 980 diode soft tissue laser emits a precise, bacteria-busting beam of light that can remove infected or overgrown oral tissue and help treat gum disease. It cauterizes the area on-contact as well, which minimizes recovery time, reduces bleeding, eliminates the need for a scalpel and sutures, and reduces risk of infections. With it, we’re able to make complex treatments easier, faster, and more precise than ever.
In the past, the way dentists searched for cavities was pretty rudimentary. They simply took a small metal probe and poked the teeth looking for holes. As you can imagine, this left a lot of cavities unfound and allowed them to get worse. Now, with Dentrix Detect AI, we can leverage the power of algorithms and health data from millions of patient records to find the smallest signs of potential issues. This approach increases the accuracy of our diagnoses and has been shown to reduce false positives by up to 15%! It’s also able to identify small changes in jawbone density that could point to a periodontal infection that may be invisible to even a trained eye.