When you seek care at our office, you can be assured that we are committed to utilizing enhanced technology to improve the quality of your dental care.
Many dentists use air-driven “hand-pieces” (the dental term for “drills”). These air-powered handpieces have a higher-pitched, “whiney” sound. We use electric hand-pieces which are more precise and create less vibration and noise than the air-driven hand-pieces, to bring more comfort to you during your dental procedure.
Our clinical team chooses carefully which and when radiographs (X-rays) are taken. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. They enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your teeth and bone.
Dental X-rays are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. With digital imaging, the exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Our goal is to minimize your radiation exposure by using the most advanced imaging technology. Digital X-rays also offer more precision than traditional X-rays.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
CARIVU IMAGING – CARIES (DECAY) DETECTING DEVICE
In addition to utilizing digital x-rays to detect caries (tooth decay/cavities) in between your teeth, the CariVu by Dexis is a brilliant new technology which uses transillumination of light across the teeth to detect cavities. The CariVu is a tiny camera that provides a digital image of your teeth while being transilluminated with a special light. This unique caries detector allows us to see through the tooth, exposing its structure and the actual structure of any decay/cavities with very high accuracy. This advanced, radiation-free technology is a wonderful accompaniment to digital X-rays to evaluate the health of your teeth in areas we cannot see with our own eyes.
We utilize Intraoral Camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An Intraoral Camera is a very small camera – in some cases, just a few millimeters long. An Intraoral Camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth, and gums, in order for us to accurately make a 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!
Intraoral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.