How We Use Technology Can Make Your Visit More Comfortable
We think everyone will agree that we have never been more thankful for technology than we have been this year. Technology has given us the ability to work, attend school, and “see” our families during the difficulties of the past year. Zoom meetings, Google Meets, and FaceTime have become a part of many of our daily lives. In our office, we are thankful for the advancements in technology in relation to how dentistry is performed. Modern dentistry offers many benefits to our patients and we are proud to offer a number of state-of-the-art technology devices that will improve your care and experience in our office. Continue reading to learn more about the technology that you might encounter during your next examination or treatment in our office.
The addition of dental technology to our office has greatly improved the quality of care you receive, your comfort during your visit and, in many ways, will shorten the length of your treatment or exam. One of the major benefits of digital technology is the reduced exposure to radiation during treatment. Forms of technology you might see in the office are:
- Digital X-rays not only use less radiation, but they also offer multiple benefits to your treatment. Instead of using film that needs to be developed, digital X-rays are ready to be viewed immediately. We can also zoom in and really explain what you are seeing on the screen. The process of taking the X-rays is also much more comfortable.
Cavity Detection with Carivu
- In addition to digital X-rays, this device uses infrared light to help detect cavities. The enamel of your tooth will appear transparent, and any problem areas will be a darker color.
Digital Scanner for Impressions
- If you are interested in orthodontic treatments or are in need of a crown to finish a procedure, you will no longer need to endure the discomfort of goopy impressions. Digital impressions are an updated, more accurate method of getting a model of your teeth.
The next time you visit our office, pay close attention, and we can guarantee you will see some form of digital technology used during your appointment. As always, if you are in need of a hygiene examination or experiencing any discomfort in your mouth, please reach out to our office located in Denton, MD to schedule an appointment. We are always here to help you.