Millions of Americans each year suffer from gum disease, yet only a small percentage actually receives treatment. Gum disease has been linked to a variety of health complications including but not limited to heart disease, pancreatic cancer, diabetes, and low birth-weight babies. Gum disease is an epidemic in this country and around the world, and until now the majority of the treatment options available included invasive surgery…
Kodak 9300 Cone Beam
CT Scans and Cone Beam Imaging systems generate 3D, high definition x-rays within seconds. The panoramic images are remarkably clear, which helps with diagnosing and treating dental ailments. These scans allow us to quickly assess your dental needs and get you back out enjoying your life in less time than you might expect from traditional imaging equipment.
It is important to know that your doctor is keeping up with the constant and rapid advancements in modern technology. Digital x-rays are just one more advantage you will have at your disposal when you visit our office. Instead of using a conventional film, we use a special computer sensor which puts the x-ray picture directly into the computer and which allows us to reduce the amount of harmful radiation by nearly 90%.
An intraoral camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your teeth and gums. These images allow us to make a more accurate diagnosis and develop a better treatment plan for each patient. A faster, more accurate diagnosis means less chair time for you! It also allows you to see everything we see and know everything we know!
It is always important to detect and treat cavities as early as possible. However, detecting cavities using only visual, probing, and x-ray clues has proven to be only 50-75% accurate. Because cavities can hide along fissure lines or inside biting or occlusal surfaces, detecting them early can be challenging. Additionally, probing by the dentist has also been proven ineffective, as the cavity would have to be as large as the probe head in order to be found.