Dental x-rays are important diagnostic and preventative tools that provide valuable information about your oral health. Many problems cannot be seen seen in a regular dental examination. Digital (or electronic) radiographs help us safely and accurately detect hidden problems and propose an accurate treatment plan. For example, a cavity can be detected before it reaches the nerve and causes pain. This can eliminate the need for a root canal.
Compared to traditional dental x-rays, digital x-rays produce a significantly lower level of radiation. In addition to reducing your time in the dental chair, they are safer, faster and more comfortable to take. We follow universal precautions by only taking those x-rays that are necessary, and using lead apron shields to protect the body.
This machine allows dentists to look at structures of the head and neck, including: wisdom teeth, jaw joints, implant placement sites, the sinuses, development of baby teeth and adult teeth, infections, bone problems, extra teeth, and many more! The machine is designed to look at kids as well as adults, and elderly people who struggle with standard X-ray sensors that go in the mouth. This is especially useful for gaggers, people with bony areas of the mouth, emergency patients with difficult opening, people with wisdom teeth or braces, people with multiple missing teeth. It greatly enhances our diagnostic capabilities and emits much less radiation than standard machines (non-digital).
Transillumination – Radiation-Free Cavity Detection
Our office incorporates a cavity detection tool without radiation. As an alternative to X-rays, transillumination technology allows the doctor to accurately see tooth decay (cavities) with a click of a button. X-rays cannot always capture the exact location or size of the decay so this tool is a nice alternative! Patients appreciate the extra step our doctors take to properly and conservatively diagnose the problem. The knowledge of a cavity location helps to preserve more of your natural tooth structure.
Come experience the difference at our innovative dental practice, where patient care and comfort always comes first.
All Smiles Family Dentistry is happy to have the VELscope System into our dental practice. The VELscope is approved by the FDA and is a revolutionary hand-held device that provides dentists with tool to aid in the early detection of oral cancer. The VELScope exam only takes a few minutes. The dentist shines a blue light into the mouth to cause it to fluoresce, which helps the doctor visualize abnormal tissue that may be, or may lead, to oral cancer. For more information please visit www.velscope.com or call All Smiles Family Dentistry with your questions, and to schedule an appointment.
A technology that is able to detect cavities in their earliest stages, often missed by X-rays. The technology also sees healthy and infected tissues in the mouth. The patient is able to see details in real-time and in high-definition.
An alternative to the rubber dam which prevents debris from going down the back of the throat, the Isolite is a wonderful device that serves multiple functions to increase both patient and doctor comfort. The Isolite allows the patient to relax their jaw during a procedure, while suctioning and protecting the throat, tongue and cheeks.
The Gemini 810 + 980 diode laser is an FDA-approved dual-wavelength soft tissue diode laser that can be used in the mouth to treat dozens of issues: bleeding gums, overgrowth of gum tissue related to braces, connected lip junctions, canker sores and herpes lesions, infection drainage, implant treatment, periodontal (gum and bone) disease, deep cleaning, crown and bridge preparation, unexposed baby teeth, flap removal around wisdom teeth, and much more! Best of all is that it works via biostimulation to minimize pain, scarring and trauma; Little to no local anesthetic is required.