Let us introduce to you a quick and easy way to take X-rays. By simply placing a digital sensor in your mouth, we can have your X-rays available immediately for examining. We can take either a specific area of your mouth or a panoramic X-ray of your entire mouth. As a plus, there is a 75% reduction in radiation from traditional X-rays and no chemicals that can harm the environment are needed for processing the images.
One of the ways our doctors work together with their patients is with the intra-oral camera. This high-tech miniature video camera gives you a close-up and clear image of your mouth's interior. It lets you understand and see what teeth have problems and those that are in good shape. Patients appreciate participating and knowing first-hand what kind of work needs to be done.
It is a little-known statistic that approximately 5 million teeth are
lost annually due to trauma and injury of the mouth while participating in
sports. That's just in the United States alone! Using a mouthguard that is
one size for all does not provide adequate protection. It can also impede
proper breathing under exertion. We custom-make mouthguards that fit like
they should to provide maximum protection. The American Dental Association
encourages wearing a custom mouthguard for these sports:
Acrobatics, basketball, boxing, field hockey, football, gymnastics, handball, ice hockey, lacrosse, martial arts, racquetball, roller hockey, rugby, shotputting, skateboarding, skiing, skydiving, soccer, squash, surfing, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting, wrestling.
Perhaps you have been baffled at a dental appointment when the dentist
said you had a large cavity in one of your teeth. You couldn't believe it
could be so big, as you just had a dentist appointment six months before and
there was no sign of a cavity. But the decay was actually there, it just
We use the Laser Scanner to find cavities when they are ultra-small. X-rays and visual exams often do not pick up the start of a cavity. But this amazing laser finds a cavity in its earliest stages to let us remove the decay and place a very small filling.
In the past, tooth sensitivity or pain may have been associated with a dental problem more severe than a small cavity. Finding cavities easier lets us provide the correct treatment to keep your teeth healthy and your smile happy.
Perhaps you have heard the saying, "less is more." At our practice, we
also believe that less dentistry is the best dentistry. With advancements
made in cavity restoration, we can now clean out the decay and place a
filling without any removal of tooth structure. Micro-invasive dentistry is
an amazing advancement to keep more of the healthy tooth intact. We use the
ICON™ method that is completely painless and amazingly, replaces the need
for any drilling. You won't even need a single shot! Ask us if the ICON
method is the best approach in cavity restoration for you.
Nothing beats an easier, more comfortable dental visit. If you have questions about the latest dental technology, give us a call today at (336) 342-0889.
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