This instrument locates the end (apex) of the root of a tooth. It's used during Root Canal Treatment resulting in a much higher success rate.
Essentially a filmless X-ray image capture, where digital x-ray sensors are used instead of traditional photographic film. Advantages include: time efficiency with immediate image preview, enhancement of images, and less radiation. The largest motivator for healthcare facilities to adopt Digital radiography is its potential to reduce costs associated with processing, managing and storing films.
This is a much quieter hand piece than the louder air driven handpiece: It has a lower pitch and is much more efficient thus it makes for a shorter appointment.
By using retainers to reposition teeth in children between the ages of 6 to 12 years old, may help prevent the need for orthodontic treatment. This form of treatment has been around a long time but few dentists use it.
Patients can now see what the dentist sees in their mouth. Thus making it easier for the patient to understand what the problem is and how to repair it. Photographs can be printed for your records, printed for you to have, or sent to insurance companies. “A picture is worth a thousand words”.
Invisalign is the clear alternative to braces. Using a series of clear aligners that are custom-molded to fit you, gradually reposition your teeth into a smile to be proud of. The advantages of Invisalign are: Remove your aligners to eat, brush and floss, no metal wires or bands, most people won’t notice, will not disrupt your lifestyle, results often in 9 weeks to 1 year.
With the DIAGNOdent laser, decay is diagnosed painlessly, quickly, and definitively.
This cordless handpiece allows us to be more efficient with better results in less time when performing Root Canal Treatment.
New Anesthetic modern fast-acting local anesthetics in conjunction with topical anesthesia have helped eliminate the discomfort of getting numb. Local anesthetics now are available in strengths so you don’t have to experience the “fat lip or tongue” sensation for hours after leaving the office. These new anesthetics are quicker acting, stronger but safer, and leave sooner.
This is the safest way to relax any patient of any age. The effects are gone within two minutes after use. It's safe to drive yourself and doesn’t require assistance. By breathing through a nosepiece within one minute, you will become so relaxed that your anxiety will float away.
The first step is to make you relax and comfortable. Some patients need a little help achieving a relaxed state. Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) is available when needed to make you more comfortable. For the more anxious patient, a prescription to relax you can be used the night before and/or during the appointment. Some patients just need a comfortable stress-free environment to relax. Whatever your level of anxiety, our office can help you achieve a comfortable relaxing visit.
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