Cone Beam Scanner 3D Imaging
Cone Beam technology provides a digital tomographic 3D view of the patient’s area of interest. A traditional x-ray is only two-dimensional. With Cone Beam systems the doctor is able to get a full 360 degree view of the tooth and all surrounding areas.
Our office uses a VATECH full field scanner, the only scanner FDA approved for pediatrics. The scanner provides nearly limitless views of the teeth while using less radiation than traditional medical CT technology. The size of the area being scanned is adjustable so as to limit the radiation exposure to as little as is necessary. This new technology is fast, simple and painless, providing many wonderful benefits that were unavailable only a few years ago.
Soft Tissue Lasers
Our Lexor Co2 soft tissue lasers are used for a variety of different surgeries. These lasers are more efficient, cause less discomfort, promote a faster healing time, and decreased risk of infection, providing a better outcome.
Lasers allow for many procedures to be performed with no noise, very little pain and fewer appointments. All lasers work by delivering energy in the form of light. When used for surgical procedures, the laser acts as a cutting instrument or a vaporizer of tissue that it comes in contact with. The use of lasers allows for procedures that are less painful, reduce the amount of tissue loss, and provide a reduction in bleeding. The use of a laser allows some procedures to be performed without the use of a drill or the need for a shot. Our practice uses lasers to improve your experience in our practice allowing us to provide technologically advanced care. The procedures performed with lasers are minimally invasive and preferable to conventional surgery.
Other benefits of lasers over traditional methods can include:
- Reduced heat and vibration
- Little or no need for anesthetic
- Faster treatment
- Increased rate of retention
- Fewer post-operative complications
Lasers can be used in procedures to:
- Reshape soft tissue
- Biopsy or remove soft tissue lesions and ulcers
- Correct ankyloglossia (tongue-tied)