Our dental staff uses the most advanced dental technology available to make sure your treatment is of the highest quality possible. We use magnifying glasses of a highest power, with a 5000-lumen light source, to make sure we can see every detail, down to the smallest patch of discoloration. Dental work is largely micro-surgery, and we want to make sure our office can provide the most precise dental procedures possible. That’s why we employ such powerful magnification glasses, so we can ensure your teeth have the perfect fit and finish far beyond the usual capabilities of the human eye.
VELscope Oral Cancer Screening
A hand-held device specially crafted to help detect traces of oral cancer before it can be visually detected, the Velscope is crucial to early detection and early treatment of oral cancer in our patients. The fluorescent light produced by the scope itself allows us to differentiate between the tissues of the mouth, which in turn allows for more accurate detection of abnormal tissues that can indicate the development of cancer. The Veloscope is a quick, simple process that takes under five minutes to complete, and can be done as an additional precaution during your oral exam. The light itself is completely safe, and can help detect cancer before it becomes a larger issue.
Our dentists make sure to figure out the best time and need for x-rays (radiographs). We make sure to limit our patient’s exposure to radiographs unless the dentist deems the test necessary to ensure the oral health of the patient. X-rays allow our dentist to see beyond the surface level of the teeth, allowing them to detect cavities hidden between the teeth themselves, as well as allowing us to get an idea of the health of the jawbone itself. X-rays also allow for our team to analyze the health of gums, roots, and nerves of your teeth, as well as giving us insight to oral health issues, like cysts, tumors, and tooth damage. Radiographs are crucial when it comes to analyzing the severity of certain dental issues, as well as treating and preserving the dental health of the patients. Our Dental Imaging Technologies are designed to limit the exposure of the patient to x-rays. With our digital imaging programs, we can cut down the exposure time of x-rays by half, leading to less health risks for our patients. Digital imaging also allows us to analyze information more thoroughly, and can help us make crucial diagnosis, as well as detect dental issues early on. Digital files allows for us to securely store more records of our patients’ dental health, leading to more accurate treatment, as well as a more comprehensive diagnosis of developing issues. The advancement of computer displays allows us to more accurately view the information presented by the x-rays themselves, instead of depending on a good light source and a physical x-ray to detect problems.
If you are nervous around needles, drilling, or localized anesthetic, Laser Dentistry may help make your visits to the dentist more relaxed, and can allow for more precise dental work. One of the latest technological advances in the dental field, laser dentistry allows our dentist to use a laser device to perform surgery. The laser itself can be adjusted depending on the desired effect of the procedure, which is determined by our dentist. Laser dentistry can be used on a variety of dental surfaces, such as decay, gum tissues, enamel work, or to aid in whitening the surface of your teeth. With many forms of laser dentistry, no anesthetic is required, and there is often no heat or vibration, which makes the procedure more comfortable for patients than traditional drilling. With gum or other oral tissues, the need for sutures is removed, leading to faster healing. It can also speed treatment of gum disease, leading to less treatment costs.
Areas of dental care that benefit from laser technology:
- Curing, or hardening, bonding materials
- Whitening teeth
- Periodontal, or gum related, care
- Pediatric procedures
- Apthous Ulcer treatment (canker sore)
- Frenectomy (tongue-tie release) without anesthesia or sutures
- Root canals and apicoectomies
- Crown lengthening, gingivectomy and other gum corrections
Laser Dentistry can be safely applied to both children and adults.
Especially for younger patients, seeing the latest technology in their dental offices is comforting to them. Computers and TV screens have becoming their primary way of interacting with information, and the world around them. Our dental team uses intraoral camera technology, to help you understand your diagnosis. Our team will walk you through the information they are seeing, so you can be confident in your diagnosis and treatment plan. Our intraoral camera is very small, in some instances only a couple millimeters long, which is smaller than the width of the average paperclip. This allows our dentist a precise, close up view of the inside of the mouth, allowing them to make a much more accurate prognosis. The program itself allows us to enlarge and enhance any images we find, allowing us to pinpoint the dental issues accurately. With easy to read, high-resolution images of our findings, you can be confident that you’re getting the right treatment for the issues at hand. This means we can get you in and out of the office as quickly as possible, which means less waiting for you. They also allow us to create a comprehensive record or all your dental treatments, which can help us determine the best way to treat you in the future. Any images of your examination with an intraoral camera can be printed for you, a specialise, or your insurance company as needed, streamlining the process for you and your providers.