Our goal is to provide anxiety free dentistry. Patients can have dental phobia for many reasons (bad experience with dental work in the past, sensitive oral nerves, general anxiety disorder) In addition to an overhead TV, blankets and pillows, we offer oral and nitrous sedation.
For Oral Sedative, we will write you a prescription for the drug and give you the instructions on how to take it before the appointment. Because you will be experiencing the effects of a sedative, we require that you be driven to and from our office.
Nirtous Oxide sedation is a great option for patients who wish to remain awake during their procedure, but want a soothing, relaxed dental experience. Commonly known as laughing gas which gives a sense of relaxation. This safe, painless and effective technique allows you to stay relaxed throughout your visit and procedure.
Digital radiography is a type of X-ray imaging that uses digital X-ray sensors to replace traditional photographic X-ray film, producing enhanced computer images of teeth, gums, and other oral structures and conditions. The direct method uses an electronic sensor placed in the mouth to record images. Since these require a significantly lower level of radiation than traditional x-rays, it means less exposure. The digital x-ray also provides nearly 80% less radiation than a standard x-ray and a much safer experience for both the patient and the dental professionals administering the digital x-rays.
Panoramic radiography, also called panoramic x-ray, is a two-dimensional (2-D) dental x-ray examination that captures the entire mouth in a single image, including the teeth, upper and lower jaws, surrounding structures and tissues. The ability to view the full structure of your head as a whole is very informative to the dentist. The panorex is capable of viewing structural problems, infections and asymmetry.
With this revolutionary technology, we can show patient a video tour of their mouth, identifying trouble spots and possible treatment options. The advanced imaging provided by the intraoral camera identifies tiny fractures in the teeth and areas of decay that might not be identified with other tools. The intraoral camera also enables patients to get involved with their treatment, as well as view “before” and “after” images.
Oral Cancer Screening
Velscope is an advanced diagnostic tool used for comprehensive oral screening. VELscope is a noninvasive LED fiberoptic light that shines in the patient’s mouth, detecting any lesions or abnormalities invisible to the naked eye. It identifies soft tissue abnormalities in the mouth and is particularly important for patients at an increased risk of developing oral cancer.
Exam is fast and painless, and is performed during a regular visual examination.
3D Xray - CBCT
Dental cone beam computed tomography (CT) is a special type of x-ray equipment used when regular dental or facial x-rays are not sufficient. This technology is used to produce three dimensional (3-D) images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone in a single scan. CBCT was embraced into the dental settings very rapidly due to its compact size, low cost, low ionizing radiation exposure when compared to medical computed tomography. The 3D function allows increased diagnostic accuracy when we need it most, such as for implants, surgical procedures and volumetric imaging of the jaws, sinuses and other dental anatomy.
The extreme precision of the dental laser allows us to treat selected areas of the mouth without affecting any of the surrounding tissue. As a result, patients retain more of their healthy tooth structure, ensuring optimal oral health. It is used for a range of dental proceeduresendodontic, periodontic and dental surgery procedures. It allows for clean cutting and hemostasis in a range of soft-tissue procedures and cuts gum tissue with precision there by eliminating bleeding at the site and reducing healing time. This laser is also being used to help sterilize canals in endodontics, treat periodontal disease and aid in tooth whitening.
Intra Oral Scanner for Digital Impression
Intraoral scanners (IOS) are devices for capturing direct optical impressions in dentistry. The images of the dentogingival tissues (as well as the implant scanbodies) captured by imaging sensors are processed by the scanning software, which generates point clouds Intraoral digital scanners help improve patient experiences in a variety of ways. For one, they tend to produce accurate results the first time. Patients appreciate this new level of accuracy because it means they’ll spend less time in the dental chair without impression material in their mouth.