Dentistry is constantly evolving, and we are proud to offer state-of-the-art care in a relaxing and comfortable setting. All of the technology we've chosen for our practice has one thing in common – it was chosen with you, our patient, in mind. These technologies make your treatment simpler, more effective, more efficient, and more comfortable than ever before.
Digital Panoramic Xrays
We are proud to announce that we have recently upgraded our panoramic X-ray machine to a new digital unit. This allows for less radiation and more accurate images than was previously possible. A panoramic, or Panorex, radiograph offers us a view of your teeth, bones, sinuses and allows us to find any abnormalities in these structures. It can also be used to help us determine the best treatments for your mouth. This type of x-ray image is taken about once every five years on most patients, although this varies depending upon individual patient needs. Additionally, for patients who are unable to have the smaller sensors placed in their mouths due to gagging issues, this machine allows us to take Xrays without placing anything in your mouth! Digital X-rays have become the industry standard and we are proud to offer the safest, most modern equipment available today.
We use new, modern intraoral cameras to help show you exactly what is going on in your mouth. These cameras are basically miniature digital cameras with their own built-in "flashlights" that can provide detailed images of cavities or problems. We believe that seeing is believing, and always try to show our patients any problems in addition to explaining them.
We have been proud to offer modern digital radiography at our office for many years. We recently upgraded our intraoral digital X-Ray system to Dexis, which is consistently rated the #1 dental X-ray system. Recent advances in digital radiography not only provide us with clearer, sharper images for better diagnosis, but dramatically reduce the amount of radiation exposure to the patient. Radiation from modern digital x-rays can be as little as 10 percent of what patients would be exposed to with older film-based x-rays. These newer sensors are also smaller and less uncomfortable for a better patient experience.