Digital x-rays are quickly becoming adopted by a large percentage of the dental industry. A digital x-ray allows the dentist to take an image of the tooth or teeth and put it into an imaging program. Within this imaging program, there are a number of tools that will allow the dentist to take a very close look at the teeth and surrounding structures with amazing accuracy. As a benefit to the patient, the digital x-ray also provides nearly 80% less radiation than a standard x-ray. This is due to the fact that the digital version of the x-ray is much more sensitive to this radiation and has been specifically designed with the patient in mind.
A new and wonderful era in dentistry began in January 2006 with the introduction of the small portable diode laser. Our high-tech office is pleased to offer this state-of-the-art technology to our patients. Lasers are an amazing new technology for the dental office
Lasers have the capability to:
• Perform minor gum surgery without the need for needles, resulting in little or no bleeding or stitches, being able to eat, drink and talk right after surgery with no discomfort. These procedures can include-gingivectomies, minor gingival recontouring and thinning, removal of fibrotic tissue, frenectomies, and palliative treatment of aphtous ulcers and fever blisters.
• Sterilize gum tissue in conjunction with non-surgical periodontal therapy (deep cleaning)
• Perform soft tissue biopsies with little more than topical anesthesia.
Endodontics, more commonly known as root canal, is a procedure where the roots or nerves of the tooth are removed. This is often due to the fact that they are infected and the tooth is causing pain.
Rotary Endodontics is a way of performing the root canal utilizing a specific electrical handpiece. This tool often makes the process faster and allows the dentist to perform the process with greater ease.