DIAGNOSTIC AND EDUCATIONAL
Our practice has been using digital x-rays for several years now. Their benefits include instant viewing, easier image manipulation, much less
Intraoral Camera Exams
Being able to see a close up photograph of your tooth to illustrate such problems as a cracked tooth or a large leak in a filling can be very enlightening to a patient. No longer do you have to take our word for it, many conditions are evident when seen on a large screen along with periodontal disease, abscesses, poor oral hygiene, and hidden esthetic issues you can’t see with ordinary magnification in a mirror. We have been using various forms of this technology for almost 20 years.
Laser Cavity Detection (Diagnodent®)
Many times a patient has a question about a procedure that is difficult to describe. This is where digital education excels. A short video on an iPad often answer questions that are hard to comprehend until it is seen, heard and described on screen. We have available over 200 presentations from crowns to implants to TMJ therapy. We believe an informed patient will make better choices that will greatly benefit their overall dental health.
This laser can accomplish small surgical procedures, instead of a scalpel, and often without the need for local anesthesia. Its indications are limitless and it is a tool that we are finding more and more uses for every day.