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New Technology & Procedures


   Digital Dental Radiographs (X-Rays)   
Computerized Injections (Shots) - The Wand  
Laser Cavity Detection (DIAGNOdent)  

Fully Computerized Operatories
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experience more comfortable.


Digital Dental Radiographs (X-Rays)

With the advances in computer aided dentistry, we now provide our patients the latest diagnostic imaging, also known as Digital Radiography (x-rays). Instead of biting down on dental film, a digital x-ray uses a wireless sensor. Where it used to take 4-6 minutes to process a regular dental x-ray, it now takes less than 30 seconds to produce the image. Since digital x-rays are processed by the computer, they are environmentally friendly no chemicals or waste.

The Dentist and patient can watch the images come up on the computer screen seconds after the sensor is inserted into their mouth. This allows for better education and understanding for our patients, resulting in greater confidence in treatment. Digital x-rays have the ability to be computer enhanced and magnified.

A concern to many of our patients is the amount of radiation they are exposed to when getting their x-rays. By using digital radiography, the patient exposure is reduced by 90%. Thus, providing better protection to our patients and staff.
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Computerized Injections (Shots) - The Wand

The wand is the latest addition to injections (shots) to make them virtually painless.  It is not the needle that hurts, it is the sting of the solution.  "The Wand" is a computer-controlled system that delivers a slow, even flow of anesthetic, which allows the dentist to give a very comfortable and virtually pain-free injection.  It also allows the dentist to perform new and improved injections that are precise enough to just numb the targeted area, so now a patient can leave the dentist without a crooked smile, drooling or slurred speech.  It also does not look like the typical dental syringe, therefore, it does not trigger that "fearful" reaction that many children and adults experience.
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Laser Cavity Detection - DIAGNOdent

The DIAGNOdent is a laser cavity detection that can find small cavities which normally are not seen with X-rays or visually because they often hide along fissure lines, or inside biting or occlusal surfaces.  Using DIAGNOdent technology allows us to stop cavities before they become large and destructive.  It requires no X-rays, and is completely painless. Not only can it help prevent the spread of decay, but catching decay early means fillings required are more  simple and shallow, preserving more of the tooth.
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