Over the years, dental technology has drastically changed for the better. With today’s advancements, dentists are able to detect decay in the teeth faster, resulting in quicker treatments and healthier smiles. Learn about how we can provide you with excellent oral care because of the technology that we have in the office!
Air abrasion is a device that is used to remove early decay in teeth by spraying air filled with healthy particles around the affected area. Because it consists of using air, the procedure is drill-less and minimally invasive. Plus, there is no heat, pressure, or vibration involved. As a result, more of the tooth’s tissue is left behind and the need for anesthesia is reduced. This is a simple and safe procedure that has been proven to help reduce the buildup of harmful bacteria in the mouth.
Digital x-rays use an electronic sensor to capture images of the mouth to reveal abnormalities or decay that often go unseen by the naked eye. X-rays are essential for maintaining a healthy smile because they reveal what is going on in between the teeth and underneath the gums. With this technology, conditions like bone loss, cysts, cancerous and non-cancerous tumors, decay and more are exposed in digital images. This helps the doctor to properly develop a treatment plan to fix the abnormalities and keep your smile at its full health!
Panoramic x-rays is a commonly used device in dental offices that is used to take a digital picture of the entire mouth. By using radiation, the panoramic x-ray machine is two sided and circles around the patients head, recording a series of images along the way. This device is highly effective in revealing abnormalities or decay in the mouth, such as cavities and impacted teeth. It can also detect cysts, advanced periodontal disease, jaw tumors, and even oral cancer. This machine is an extremely useful tool and is safe to use on people of all ages.
In-Office CT Scan
Instead of being sent to another facility to get a CT scan, get it all done in one appointment at our office! CT scans are important to have taken as they have the ability to look inside your body, providing greater detail than a regular x-ray would. With a CT scan, the dentist will be able to take a thorough look into the health of your bones and also detect signs of cancer, tumors, blood clots, and more. Skip the waiting rooms and call us today about our in-office CT scans!
Intraoral cameras were created a while ago and are now being used widely across dental offices, and our practice is no exception! This camera is placed in a hand held device that the dentist uses to take pictures of your mouth that he will later show the patient. This is a much better alternative to just using a mirror. With intraoral cameras, the patient will be able to see what the dentist sees and have a better understanding of their oral health.
Soft Tissue Laser
No one wants to hear that they need surgery. The word alone can cause a lot of stress for some people. Skip the drama that comes with surgery and ask your dentist about the soft tissue laser instead. This is a gentle, easy-to-operate alternative that dramatically reduces the amount of pain that often comes with invasive surgery. With this device, oral procedures like gingival contouring, periodontal therapy, troughing and gingivectomy are taken care of easily and quickly.
If you want more information about the technology that we have at our practice and live in the Orland Park, IL area, don’t hesitate to call our office! We would be more than happy to discuss with you the options that we provide.