X-rays let us see images of your teeth and gums to spot decay, damage to the bones and supporting teeth and undetected dental injuries. They can also detect tumors, cysts or abscesses. They are still the best diagnostic tool we have. Today’s x-rays use very little radiation, and are even safe for use with children.
We use the latest technologies to clean your teeth and remove tartar above and below the gum line. In some cases, we use the Cavitron® to clean below the gum surface. Even though it uses ultrasonic waves to clean your teeth, it’s so gentle that it can be used for deep cleaning and gum therapy without the need for anesthesia. We can use hard tissue laser to remove decay when preparing a tooth for restoration and to treat gum disease.
The laser has transformed nearly every branch of medicine and dentistry is no different. The DIAGNOdent® is one type of laser that we can use for advanced diagnostic purposes. It pulses a special frequency of light into every miniscule spot in your teeth to seek out areas of potential decay. When we catch cavities this early, there’s minimal drilling and the resultant restorations are much smaller.