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.
The intraoral camera is an amazing diagnostic tool for viewing different angles in the mouth that we would not have been able to just a few years ago. The camera gives us the ability to view the entire mouth on a monitor so that we can get a closer look at any potential issues or problems that may arise. In addition, the patient will have the ability to see for themselves first hand the same images we are seeing. These digital images are also excellent for gaining procedure acceptance from insurance companies.
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. We can now finish almost any root canal treatment in one visit.
Picasso Soft Tissue Laser
Picasso AMD Laser-- The Picasso line of soft-tissue dental lasers and accessories enables our office to provide state-of-the-art treatment including soft-tissue surgery and periodontal procedures. The Picasso line of dental lasers cuts and coagulates tissue with reduced trauma, bleeding, and necrosis of tissue; providing better results and a better experience for the patient than traditional methods of soft-tissue surgery.
Laser surgery with the Picasso line of dental lasers provides a safer and more comfortable experience for patients. With the use of lasers in dental procedures, there is little to no bleeding, pain or discomfort, and healing time is substantially reduced. Lasers are safe around metal, allowing clinicians to perform a wider variety of procedures on a larger number of patients. Lasers are also more efficacious in killing bacteria and lessening the risk of infection.