We have two lasers in the office that allow us to treat many issues that we used to have to send you over to the specialist to have treated
Digital X-Rays – Digital X-Rays allow for rapid viewing, less radiation, and e-mail capabilities to insurance companies and specialists.
This radiograph (x-ray) allows us to see most of the head and neck region. The structures available for evaluation are the sinus’, TMJ’s, 3rd molars, carotid arteries, the whole jaw including every tooth, and most anomalies contained in this region.
This is an important cancer/tumor screening radiograph, and it allows us to determine normal vs. abnormal growth patterns. It does not let us see cavities unless they are very large, and it doesn’t always show a clear defined bone level.
Cavity/Abscess Detecting Radiographs:
These radiographs are taken to show several vital areas. The contact (where the teeth touch one another) is a very common area for a cavity to form, but a good radiograph of those areas will allow us to catch very small cavities and even allow us to determine if the cavity is able to re-mineralize (heal) or does it need to be restored (filled).
They allow us to check bone levels around all of the teeth, so we can put that information along with other diagnostic aids and determine if periodontal disease is present or not. Radiographs let us see the roots of all of the teeth, so we can make sure there are not any infections harbored deep under the tooth.
These radiographs also allow us to see the actual nerve chamber in the teeth, so we can often determine if the tooth is having undue stresses causing the nerve to react. As with the panorex above, these have their limits also. They are too small to get a broad picture and therefore it is best to look at both types of radiographs together for the full picture.
We have the ability to place implants in the office.