We strive incorporate the latest advances in dentistry, which includes the use of diode lasers. Lasers have many advantages for patients since they enhance traditional treatments, while reducing pain during and after treatment completion. From immediate, painless relief of canker sores (apthous ulcers), to quickening and potentially preventing cold sores (herpes simplex virus), to painless relief of sensitive teeth, and/or treatment of the gums and tissue surrounding your teeth, diode lasers provide such versatile treatment options for patients.
cone-beam computed tomography systems scan (cbct)
Though typically only found in some specialty offices, we opted to incorporate our own CBTC scan, a 3-d imaging scanner, in order to provide the highest standards of diagnosis to our patients. When regular dental x-rays fail to provide adequate information regarding a pathology, the CBCT scan allows us to specifically evaluate where the problem lies, and how to best treat it.
DENTAL MICROSCOPE FOR ENDODONTICS
Our endodontist, Dr. Jeff, utilizes a special dental microscope when completing his procedures to ensure the best quality of work. Going beyond standard protocol, Dr. Jeff has been trained to work with the most up-to-date technologies during his residency in San Francisco, and will continue to implement this technique with all of our patients.
Compared to the traditional “air driven” handpieces, infamous for their high pitch noise and vibration, our practice uses modern, electric handpieces. Not only is noise now minimal (and often less noisy than the sound of the suction of water), but with additional less vibration while operating, patients are given a more pleasant and efficient experience during dental treatments.
In our office, we also have our own panoramic x-ray machine, which allows us to capture one large, broad image of your jaws, all teeth, sinuses, nasal area, and TMJ's. This x-ray is not used to find cavities; rather, it helps to identify problem areas that can not be captured with regular x-rays like: impacted wisdom teeth, jaw fractures, TMJ problems, bone abnormalities (i.e. tumors, abnormal growths, etc.), and infections.
We use digital x-rays that have the advantage of delivering high quality, immediate images. In our office, each of our 4 patient rooms is equipped with a digital x-ray machine and computer so that patients can have a more comfortable and efficient experience.
For younger children who can not fit the digital sensor in their mouths, we use more comfortable, paper-thin films.