Instead of developing X-ray film in a dark room, the X-rays are sent directly to a computer and can be viewed on screen, stored, or printed out. There are several benefits of using this new technology:The technique uses less radiation than the typical X-ray and there is no wait time for the X-rays to develop — the images are available on screen a few seconds after being taken.
The image taken, of a tooth for example, can be enhanced and enlarged many times its actual size on the computer screen, making it easier for your dentist to show you where and what the problem is.If necessary, images can be electronically sent to another dentist or specialist — for instance, for a second opinion on a dental problem — to determine if a specialist is needed, or to a new dentist (if you move).
It is a device approximately the size of a pen. It has its own light source and allows us to zoom in on one tooth or give a video tour of your entire mouth. The images from the camera are able to be displayed on the patient monitor. It allows you to see what we see in order for you to make an informed decision about your future dental treatment.
It is a device dental offices use to find tooth decay even at the earliest stages. The hygienist or dentist may use this dental device to scan zones where tooth decay is most likely to evade detection. When it detects any abnormality in the tooth, it fluoresces or emits a visible light and makes a beeping noise. The more tooth decay, the more visible light and the faster the beeps. Numerical readings are also shown on the display of the DIAGNOdent.
This tool provides dentists with immediate feedback — an advantage for both you and the dentist. Early detection of dental caries will mean a smaller tooth filling, faster appointments, and lower cost for dental treatment in the long run.
It is a needleless form of local anesthesia used for gum disease treatment, specifically, scaling and root planing. In fact, Oraqix is the first and only FDA-approved needle-free subgingival (below the gum line) dental anesthetic intended for scaling and root planing procedures.