X-rays have long been an essential part of quality dental care, but the traditional film version came with several pitfalls. Thankfully, digital radiography has transformed this process for the better. Now, there’s no need for a darkroom or hazardous chemicals in order to see the image in the first place; in mere seconds, the X-rays are available for viewing in our computer system. Any radiation exposure is greatly reduced as well by up to 90% for a safer, low-stress process.
Far too often, dental patients are left wondering what’s exactly going on in their mouth as the dentist peers inside. Thankfully, intraoral cameras can give you a closer look! This tool comes in the form of a camera-tipped wand that is positioned comfortably in the mouth; right away, it starts transmitting high-resolution images to a monitor in the operatory. These pictures provide a helpful visual aid that our doctors can use to identify problems, more clearly explain treatment goals, and help you become a fully informed partner in your oral healthcare journey.
3D Conebeam Imaging
When Dr. Kahla and Dr. Spencer are planning advanced treatment like dental implant placement, absolute accuracy is a must – that’s where their 3D Cone Beam comes in! This revolutionary machine captures comprehensive imaging of the patient’s teeth, jaw, and skull, even mapping out details like facial nerves, sinuses, and the density of the bone. By planning out these procedures with a precise eye, we can help our patients achieve outstanding smile results.
Soft Tissue Laser
When caring for something as delicate as gum tissue, our doctors want to keep the process as comfortable as possible for patients in need. That’s why we’ve invested in a soft tissue laser that helps us perform gum recontouring and other essential services more effectively than ever before. The focused wavelength is safe, precise, and instantly sterilizing; as a result, the recovery process is greatly accelerated and postoperative symptoms like bleeding and swelling are kept to a minimum.