There are several types of lasers used in dentistry today. Some are only designed for soft tissue only while others have FDA clearance to be used on both soft and hard (tooth) surfaces. The Waterlase is a dental laser that can be used in both areas. I find it especially helpful in releasing tongue and lip ties in infants and young children. It is quick and precise with little or no bleeding.
Air Techniques Spectra Caries Detection
Spectra is a non-invasive, painless caries detection aid that helps eliminate the guesswork in detecting and diagnosing tooth decay. The Air Techniques Spectra works with fluorescents to discover caries early on. This early detection means pinpointing problems at an earlier stage, which traditionally go undetected.
Our office uses the latest in digital x-ray technology. Digital x-rays offer a detailed image of your entire mouth and also offer up to 80% less radiation than traditional film x-rays.
X-rays play an invaluable role in the diagnosis of dental problems, as well as provide a clear picture for a dentist to accurately diagnose and provide the necessary treatment.
The digital dental x-ray system is more sensitive than dental x-ray film systems, so your exposure to x-rays is cut by as much as 90 percent. The large and color-enhanced images let you see what your dentist sees, so it's easier for you to understand how your dentist will treat your teeth. Your dental checkups take less time, and it's fun to watch this system work! Most patients are amazed.
We provide our patients with an intra-oral video examination. This allows both the doctor and the patient to see the condition of the mouth at the same time, then discuss treatment options.