We are doing our part and help get everyone through the current dilemma. We will be consolidating some of our clinics but otherwise continue to provide urgent and emergency dental care. We will be donating our extra supplies to local hospitals to help them in their effort to better care for those affected.
To also help, we are now expanding our hours in some of our clinics from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. We hope these extended hours will not only better serve our patients but will help keep dental emergencies from overloading value space in emergency rooms.
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We consider our investment in the latest technology our duty to our patients to provide the highest level of modern dentistry in the most comfortable way possible. Our dentists constantly attend continuing education courses and dental trainings to stay on the leading edge of developments in dentistry.
Here are some of the ways that we use technology to keep your smile healthy and beautiful.
Digital Dental X-Rays and Sensors
Whenever we can improve patient care and also make treatment safer for the families we care for, our dentists believe it is a great investment. Digital dental x-rays provide a number of notable benefits over traditional film radiographs.
Up to 80 percent less radiation
Digitally alterable exposure and contrast
Instant on-screen results
In addition to their superiority for early diagnosis, digital dental x-rays are safe for the environment, eliminating the need for chemical development.
Keeping your personal information safe and handy is essential. Digital charting and records keep everything necessary to monitor your oral health at our dentists’ fingertips ready for review. Periodontal charting, digital x-rays, and intraoral images all make it possible to detect and treat any conditions that change over time while keeping your personal information secured safely on our servers.
Root canals have long been one of the dental procedures with a poor reputation. You will be happy to know that advancements in technology with modern rotary instruments and modern anesthetic techniques make root canals comfortable and efficient. Your root canal should feel no different than a filling, and because of titanium rotary tips, you will spend far less time in the chair.
3-D Cone Beam Technology
Planning dental implant surgery or extractions becomes more predictable and efficient using 3-D cone beam technology. Rather than a flat image of the teeth and facial structures, CBCT imaging produces a high-resolution image that clearly identifies sinus cavities, root shape and location, and bone density.
Small handheld intraoral cameras are used to record high-resolution images inside the mouth. One of the most notable benefits is that our dentists and hygienists can display those images right on the treatment room monitors to show patients exactly what they see.
We store intraoral photos in your digital chart for easy comparison from one appointment to the next.
One of the most common complaints we hear from patients is that they don’t like the sounds of the dental office, and feel put off by intense vibrations. Electric handpieces are more efficient, resulting in less time in the chair, and a quieter experience overall.
Individual x-rays are used to identify decay, infection, and can measure bone levels in a single area of the mouth. Panoramic x-rays provide our dentists with a full-mouth view of your teeth, bone, and jaw joints.
The panoramic x-ray machine moves around the head, capturing a photo of your entire jaw structure, sinus cavities, and bone levels across the upper and lower arches. We often use this type of full-mouth x-ray to evaluate wisdom teeth and plan dental implants.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide, also called laughing gas, is a mild sedative that we deliver through a small nose mask. As you breathe in the odorless gas, you will feel relaxed and content. This makes it easier for both adults and children who have dental anxiety to feel comfortable during their procedure.
You will not need someone to drive you home. As soon as we stop administering nitrous, your head will become clear, and you can resume your normal activities.
Periodontal surgeries of the past required stitches and were less precise than surgery performed using laser energy.
We use laser dentistry for:
Laser dentistry results in less bleeding, improved comfort, and faster healing times, making periodontal surgeries much less invasive for our patients.