State of the Art
Proper treatment requires proper diagnosis. In other words, we can’t treat what we can’t see. Gentle family dentistry has incorporated many new technologies to not only aid our eyes in diagnosis, but to also allow you to more clearly visualize the proposed treatment.
Taking x-rays is now faster and safer at our office. We use digital x- ray equipment and computer software to capture instant images of your mouth and teeth.
This technology utilizes less than 80% of the radiation traditional film x-rays used to. It enables more efficient diagnosis of disease because it provides a large, easy to see image.
We also have software capable of diagnosing cavities with over 98% accuracy.
Our intraoral cameras are a highly advanced piece of diagnostic equipment that allows you to see what we see inside your mouth. You’ll be able to see problems such as worn or broken fillings, cracked teeth, plaque, cavities next to fillings, and excessive wear.
This provides us with images of any problem areas so we can educate you on the necessary treatment to correct the problem.
We also acquired a 3-D cone beam scanner. This allows us to more accurately diagnose disease in the bone and to plan implant cases precisely. It aids in the removal of teeth close to the nerve, locating teeth in growing children, complex orthodontic cases, and all aspects of implant dentistry. We can perform guided implant surgeries which improves implant success, cut surgery time in half, and decreases patient healing time.