Dental technology has changed tremendously since we first opened our dental office four decades ago. Thankfully, however, our team has worked diligently to keep up with all the latest advancements in our ever-changing profession. We utilize state-of-the-art approach tools to make our patients’ experience in our dental office as efficient, comfortable, and precise as it can possibly be. If you would like to know more about how we combine the best of new school technology with old school customer service, contact us today.
An intraoral camera is a pen-sized instrument that enables our team to capture highly-detailed images of your teeth and gums. Not only does this enable our dentists to get a clear view of what is happening in your mouth, but it also empowers you to make informed decisions about your treatment. We can instantly show you the images on a monitor right in the treatment room. You will, therefore, be able to see exactly what your dentist is talking about. They will be able to easily point out problem areas and discuss the possible benefits of treatment.
X-rays are an essential tool in our dental office because they enable us to catch dental problems before they are visible to the naked eye. To make sure we do not miss a single detail, we have upgraded to digital X-rays. They are superior to traditional film X-rays in a number of ways; they are able to capture images much faster and display more detail. They even emit up to 90 percent less radiation. Plus, we can edit the images to make them easier to understand, meaning that you can review them with your dentist and gain deep insights into your oral health.
Soft tissue lasers are changing the way many dental procedures are performed. With these remarkable tools, we are able to quickly and painlessly remove gum disease bacteria and even cut away infected tissue while causing little to no bleeding, swelling, or pain. That is possible because the laser, a highly concentrated beam of light, is able to sanitize and cauterize an area as it goes. Plus, the laser creates practically no heat, sound, or vibration — a fact that promotes both the physical and emotional comfort of our patients.
If you move your jaw from side to side, those little hinges you feel below your ears are called the TMJ, or temporomandibular joint. This joint allows your lower jaw to move fluidly, but it can sometimes develop dysfunction due to an injury or other causes. This can cause chronic pain and stiffness throughout the face, head, and neck. Our team is able to both diagnose and treat such issues in-house. Using specially designed bite adjustments and therapeutic mouthpieces, we can improve jaw function and provide significant pain relief.
We see nervous patients every day. In most cases, our warm and welcoming atmosphere is enough to alleviate calm any anxiety. However, for patients with more persistent dental phobia, sedation dentistry is available. Using either nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or a prescribed medication, we can help even the most fearful patient feel relaxed during their appointments, regardless of the type of procedure they are undergoing. Most patients are candidates for sedation, including both children and adults.